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How Would I Set A New Default For The Font Type, Size And Color?

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With Roxio NXT3 - MyDVD, the default font in my text that I want to add to a video is always Arial, size 38 and the color of the font is white. I know that I am able to change each text set individually. If I am adding lots of text, it is very inconvenient to manually alter each text set throughout out the production. I wondered if there is a way to alter the default setting or preferences so that each time I choose to add text it would automatically use my settings and not revert back to the pre-established settings?

 

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To create a Custom Text Effect,

 

In VideoWave (Edit Video Advanced) create a new production and then add a video or image. Then add a text effect. Customize the text how you want it. Now click on the Save As Custom Object button (fifth button from the left at the top of the Preview Screen ... looks like a floppy with a check mark on it)

 

Now, in MyDVD in Edit Movie, click Add Text Effect and click the drop down where it says All and click Custom. The Text Effect you made in VideoWave should show in here. Click to highlight it and then click OK.

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The technique that you describes works very nicely for re-setting the text style with each individual text box that I create.

 

Is there any way to change the font properties so that default will be the same for the entire project without re-setting it with each new text box? In other words the default for each time I 'Add Text' is currently: Font: Marlett, Size: 10, Color: Black, Text motion: Still.

 

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Is there a way to change the default setting so that every time I want to 'Add Text' it defaults to: Font: Comic Sans, Size: 60, Color: Blue, Text motion: Slow fade in and out?.

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Please list the steps you are taking and in which program. You should be able to click Add Text and then choose the Custom Text Effect you created by following the steps in Post #2, unless I am misunderstanding your question.

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I think I have figured out how to create a text effect and save it using the Save As Custom Object button (fifth button from the left at the top of the Preview Screen ... looks like a floppy with a check mark on it) . I see that it appears in the Effect Selector window.

 

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Because these were test runs.... how do I remove them?

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Looks like you've got it :) although I'm not sure why your Custom Text Effects show question marks, they should show a preview of your effect.

 

As far as deleting the effects, Roxio used to generate a User Text Effect xml file that could be deleted.

 

I'm using a much older version than you are, so I am going to call on the boys to help out on this one.

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flying low,

 

It seems that custom text effects cannot be deleted once they are created. This was previously discovered if you read this thread.

 

Perhaps you could overwrite your custom effect by creating the actual custom effect you want to use. I have not tried this.

 

You seem to have some other problem in your system since the custom effects appear with question marks.

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Ted,

 

Any custom text effects you create are stored in a *.psod file by NXT 3. On my machine under Windows 7 x86 they were here:

(The path is shown in the header line. Please note my account name on that machine is "owner". Substitute your own account name when looking for it)

 

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Simply deleting those two files shown, deleted the custom text effects I had created.

 

Note: you may have to set windows to display hidden and system files to find them, and to have freshly booted Windows to make sure Roxio is not holding onto them and preventing your deletion.

 

Regards,

Brendon

 

 

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Brandon,

I followed your directions and am at a crucial point. Delete or not to delete?

My screen looks like this...

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It appears slightly different as you can see. It looks like I am able to delete both however you said that 'Any custom text effects you create are stored in a *.psod file by NXT 3.' Do I actually delete both or only the *.psod file? I am nervous about deleting anything because I do not want to corrupt the rest of the program.

 

If I do have a problem, am I correct in thinking that I would just remove the existing Roxio NXT3 from my computer and reload it from my disk and all should be fine?

 

Respectfully,

Ted

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Why not just temporarily rename the files by prefixing with temp or something like that. You can always rename them back. Or make copies which can later restor

 

By deleting these files, you may also delete any custom video effects you may have created since they also may be stored in these files.

 

Back to creating the usertextstyle.xml. After you have created a text style that you want to save, click on show settings (in the Tools panel) and then select the Settings tab and the Main icon from the Settings toolbar. Then select New to save your custom style by giving it appropriate name. That new style will now appear in the list of available styles . That new style will be added to any existing custom style listed in the usertextstyle.xml. Unfortunately, when you delete this xml file you lose all custom text styles. You can edit that xml file though with a text editor (or an XML editor such as XML Notepad) to remove individual styles you created

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Ted,

Your screen appears slightly different because you have Windows set to "Hide extensions for known file types" so it's hiding the 'ldb' extension.

 

After freshly booting the machine you can rename or delete both files. I deleted both files yesterday with no ill-effects, as blank ones are regenerated next time you start Creator NXT3.

 

 

Regards,

Brendon

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I've been following along in this Topic and tried what Brendon has posted with the same results he got -_-

 

No problems deleting them, just keep in mind what was said that you delete all custom effects or none - can't pick and choose what goes ;)

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