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roxio suite 9 videowave - editing text

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I am having problems editing text in a frame - if I make a mistake I cant seem to edit it.. I have to delete and start all over again!! I have set it to scroll movement so its also hard to see the line I just typed

maybe I am doing it all wrong... any ideas

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I am having problems editing text in a frame - if I make a mistake I cant seem to edit it.. I have to delete and start all over again!! I have set it to scroll movement so its also hard to see the line I just typed

maybe I am doing it all wrong... any ideas

 

Did you watch the video here? Since you have selected scrolling text and then can't see what you typed, just back up the video until you see it. You can go back a frame at a time using the control just below the preview screen.

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Did you watch the video here? Since you have selected scrolling text and then can't see what you typed, just back up the video until you see it. You can go back a frame at a time using the control just below the preview screen.

 

 

Yes... thats how I figured out how to do the scroll... but after I have added the last of the text and played the video I saw a mistake.. i want to be able to edit the mistake without having to delete the whole thing.. thats the problem I am having

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Yes... thats how I figured out how to do the scroll... but after I have added the last of the text and played the video I saw a mistake.. i want to be able to edit the mistake without having to delete the whole thing.. thats the problem I am having

 

Once you get the text on the screen, you should be able to click in the box and edit the text. The text in the box should change color. I find that backspacing works best for corrections. If you notice in that video I used back space to correct a typo.

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Once you get the text on the screen, you should be able to click in the box and edit the text. The text in the box should change color. I find that backspacing works best for corrections. If you notice in that video I used back space to correct a typo.

 

I'll try it again.. but so far its keeping me from editing the part you cant see - in the scroll on the bottom.. if I can figure out a way to bring the text that is hidden up so that I can edit it :)

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I'll try it again.. but so far its keeping me from editing the part you cant see - in the scroll on the bottom.. if I can figure out a way to bring the text that is hidden up so that I can edit it :)
Since you're working with scrolling text, just advance the timeline or play the preview until the text you want to change is in the window.

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Since you're working with scrolling text, just advance the timeline or play the preview until the text you want to change is in the window.

Thanks, I thought I said that but perhaps you made it clearer.

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Dear Aydeet,

 

Here's how I edit long scrolling text in My DVD:

 

First, in the Storyline editing mode, select the slide which contains the text (by clicking on it). Then right-click on the slide and choose Edit -- Text effects.

 

This opens a window called "Settings." Close it (by clicking the close box in the upper right-hand corner).

 

There is a tool bar or two beneath the label "Preview," at the top of the screen One of these buttons has a letter A and a little diagonal stripe (I guess it's supposed to be a pencil?). Click it to open the Text Editor. Your text should open up in a separate window that has a scroll bar attached to the right side (YAY!).

 

Your text is also surrounded by a red frame. Click inside the frame, and all the buttons for available editing tools light up (such as font, justification, size, you name it). You can edit the text to your heart's content. (Don't ignore the letter spacing tool; really handy; and if you want to use the same combination of font/size/etc. to more slides in the same slideshow, be sure to learn how to save it as a style.)

 

The important thing about long texts is that you can use the scroll bar on the side of the scrolling window to scroll to the exact part of text you want you want to edit.

 

[An aside: When you have multiple lines and want to delete some, I've had more success with putting the cursor before the stuff I want to get rid of and using delete (including blank lines). I haven't had as much success with backspace.]

 

[Another aside: With long scrolling text, you will need to break it up into several short lines of text in order for all the text to be visible on the screen as it scrolls by. Rather than trying to use the arrow buttons to do this, what I do is first type the text in a word processor -- much faster. Then I paste the entire text into this window. It will appear as one long sentence, and only the middle bit will be visible. Now, I just insert a line break (by hitting ENTER) someplace which is visible in the red frame and I know I'll eventually want a line break (such as after a phrase or a comma). Now I have two lines of text. I insert a line break at a convenient place in each of them, somewhere in the text which is visible on the screen. After I've done that lots of times, eventually I have chopped up the entire text into appropriately sized bits. Then I use the scroll bar on the right-side of the window to scroll through the text to check that I haven't missed anything.]

 

After you're finished editing, click OK to save your changes or Cancel if you don't like what you've done.

 

Now you are in the Internal Track editing mode (Creator has helpfully dumped you here without asking). Find the icon at the top of the screen that shows a magenta rectangle with cross-hairs. Click it to show the "safe for TV zone" if you plan to have anybody view your slideshow on a television.

 

Click the Play button to have the Creator play the entire slide, which means all your text will scroll through and you can check once again that it all shows and looks nice. Also, in this mode, you can click on the text to reveal the red frame. If you click somewhere on the edge of the frame, you can drag it right or left to center your text nicely.

 

THEN (here comes the IMPORTANT BIT), change back from Internal Tracks mode to Story mode, either by clicking on the Internal Tracks bar (about two-thirds of the way down the screen, a horizontal bar in yellow),

or by going to the Movie drop-down enu (at the top of the screen) and choosing Edit Internal Tracks (which will UN-select this choice.

 

Now you should be back in the normal editing mode, ready to proceed.

 

I hope this makes some sense. Have fun!!!

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Dear Aydeet,

 

Here's how I edit long scrolling text in My DVD:

 

First, in the Storyline editing mode, select the slide which contains the text (by clicking on it). Then right-click on the slide and choose Edit -- Text effects.

 

This opens a window called "Settings." Close it (by clicking the close box in the upper right-hand corner).

 

There is a tool bar or two beneath the label "Preview," at the top of the screen One of these buttons has a letter A and a little diagonal stripe (I guess it's supposed to be a pencil?). Click it to open the Text Editor. Your text should open up in a separate window that has a scroll bar attached to the right side (YAY!).

 

Your text is also surrounded by a red frame. Click inside the frame, and all the buttons for available editing tools light up (such as font, justification, size, you name it). You can edit the text to your heart's content. (Don't ignore the letter spacing tool; really handy; and if you want to use the same combination of font/size/etc. to more slides in the same slideshow, be sure to learn how to save it as a style.)

 

The important thing about long texts is that you can use the scroll bar on the side of the scrolling window to scroll to the exact part of text you want you want to edit.

 

[An aside: When you have multiple lines and want to delete some, I've had more success with putting the cursor before the stuff I want to get rid of and using delete (including blank lines). I haven't had as much success with backspace.]

 

[Another aside: With long scrolling text, you will need to break it up into several short lines of text in order for all the text to be visible on the screen as it scrolls by. Rather than trying to use the arrow buttons to do this, what I do is first type the text in a word processor -- much faster. Then I paste the entire text into this window. It will appear as one long sentence, and only the middle bit will be visible. Now, I just insert a line break (by hitting ENTER) someplace which is visible in the red frame and I know I'll eventually want a line break (such as after a phrase or a comma). Now I have two lines of text. I insert a line break at a convenient place in each of them, somewhere in the text which is visible on the screen. After I've done that lots of times, eventually I have chopped up the entire text into appropriately sized bits. Then I use the scroll bar on the right-side of the window to scroll through the text to check that I haven't missed anything.]

 

After you're finished editing, click OK to save your changes or Cancel if you don't like what you've done.

 

Now you are in the Internal Track editing mode (Creator has helpfully dumped you here without asking). Find the icon at the top of the screen that shows a magenta rectangle with cross-hairs. Click it to show the "safe for TV zone" if you plan to have anybody view your slideshow on a television.

 

Click the Play button to have the Creator play the entire slide, which means all your text will scroll through and you can check once again that it all shows and looks nice. Also, in this mode, you can click on the text to reveal the red frame. If you click somewhere on the edge of the frame, you can drag it right or left to center your text nicely.

 

THEN (here comes the IMPORTANT BIT), change back from Internal Tracks mode to Story mode, either by clicking on the Internal Tracks bar (about two-thirds of the way down the screen, a horizontal bar in yellow),

or by going to the Movie drop-down enu (at the top of the screen) and choosing Edit Internal Tracks (which will UN-select this choice.

 

Now you should be back in the normal editing mode, ready to proceed.

 

I hope this makes some sense. Have fun!!!

 

Hi Cookie.

 

I thank you for your post. I have always been able to edit text but not the way you described. Your way is much easier for me. I had not used that "letter A and a little diagonal stripe" icon before but that does make editing text quite a bit easier.

 

Thanks again for the post. I learned another new thing today :)

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