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I'm using VideoWave 2010. I have a blank color panel. On it I'm trying to insert both a picture and some text for the picture that is placed over the picture. In Production Editor for the individual slide it looks great. However when I return to Timeline mode, the text is underneath the picture.

 

Help! How do I get the text back on top of the picture? I swear that this has worked as desired on previous productions.

 

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I'm using VideoWave 2010. I have a blank color panel. On it I'm trying to insert both a picture and some text for the picture that is placed over the picture. In Production Editor for the individual slide it looks great. However when I return to Timeline mode, the text is underneath the picture.

 

Help! How do I get the text back on top of the picture? I swear that this has worked as desired on previous productions.

 

Brian

 

I can't reproduce this. Can you list your steps?

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I can't reproduce this. Can you list your steps?

 

The steps are:

1. Insert a color panel into the slide show

2. Select the color panel in the timeline mode

3. Select the "Edit Internal Tracks" button at the top of the Preview window

4. In the Media Selector, find the desired picture and drag it onto the color panel. I then move the picture around so that the faces are centered.

5. Right-click on the color panel and select Add Text

6. Replace "Type your text here" with my desired text

 

At this point the text is showing on top of the picture

 

7. Select Done to return to the timeline

 

Now the text is showing behind the picture. If I reverse steps 4 and 5 (Add Text then add the picture) it makes no difference

 

Is there another way to do this?

 

If I just insert a picture into the timeline (no color panel) and then edit its internal tracks to just place text on the picture, the text displayes just fine. But the picture is not how I want it to display. I do not want to have to edit the picture in PhotoShop before I can place it in the show.

 

Thanks for your help.

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Following your steps I can reproduce the problem.

 

I think the trouble stems from dragging your image directly onto the colored panel in the Preview window. Try adding the colored panel, and then dragging your image/video down onto the overlay track (Ovl 1) in the Internal Track Editor, and then adding text by clicking the Add Text Effect button (Add Content, top left panel) or by dragging from the Effect Selector (text effects are under the last tab on right in the Effect Selector) directly to the Text track (Text 1) in the Internal Track editor.

 

I believe in your above method, VW thinks you want the text added directly to the colored panel as you are choosing it from the context menu of the colored panel (right clicking directly on the colored panel to add text).

 

Let us know if this fixes things for you.

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Following your steps I can reproduce the problem.

 

I think the trouble stems from dragging your image directly onto the colored panel in the Preview window. Try adding the colored panel, and then dragging your image/video down onto the overlay track (Ovl 1) in the Internal Track Editor, and then adding text by clicking the Add Text Effect button (Add Content, top left panel) or by dragging from the Effect Selector (text effects are under the last tab on right in the Effect Selector) directly to the Text track (Text 1) in the Internal Track editor.

 

I believe in your above method, VW thinks you want the text added directly to the colored panel as you are choosing it from the context menu of the colored panel (right clicking directly on the colored panel to add text).

 

Let us know if this fixes things for you.

 

Thank you. Unfortunately it didn't help. I tried ...

1. Dragging the image to Ovl. 1 then adding the text with Text 1 in the Production editor above Ovl 1

2. Dragging the image to Ovl. 1 then adding the text with Text 1 listed below Ovl 1

3. Adding the text first and then the image with Text 1 listed above Ovl 1

4. Adding the text first and then the image with Text 1 listed below Ovl 1

 

In (almost) all cases, in the individual slide the text is displayed underneith the picture and it stays that way when I return to the Timeline for the whole production.

 

One time it worked with the text on top of the image, but I cannot repeat it. ARGH! (An application should not be this finicky!)

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Thank you. Unfortunately it didn't help. I tried ...

1. Dragging the image to Ovl. 1 then adding the text with Text 1 in the Production editor above Ovl 1

2. Dragging the image to Ovl. 1 then adding the text with Text 1 listed below Ovl 1

3. Adding the text first and then the image with Text 1 listed above Ovl 1

4. Adding the text first and then the image with Text 1 listed below Ovl 1

 

In (almost) all cases, in the individual slide the text is displayed underneith the picture and it stays that way when I return to the Timeline for the whole production.

 

One time it worked with the text on top of the image, but I cannot repeat it. ARGH! (An application should not be this finicky!)

 

Try this. Add a text box to the color panel. Add the overlay. In timeline view, click on the txt track. You should see a box for the text show up in the preview. Type in what you want. Click on the color panel. The text should show up there.

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Try this. Add a text box to the color panel. Add the overlay. In timeline view, click on the txt track. You should see a box for the text show up in the preview. Type in what you want. Click on the color panel. The text should show up there.

 

You've almost gotten me to what seems to work consistently. These are the steps that seem to work. Open the color panel and edit its internal track. Add the slide overlay. Then add a junk text track that always seems to be displayed underneath the overlay. Lastly add another text track with the words that I want. This one appears on top of the overlay.

 

If I then were to remove the first text track, the second is now underneath the overlay. Go figure.

 

Thank you for helping me find what seems to work.

 

Brian

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You've almost gotten me to what seems to work consistently. These are the steps that seem to work. Open the color panel and edit its internal track. Add the slide overlay. Then add a junk text track that always seems to be displayed underneath the overlay. Lastly add another text track with the words that I want. This one appears on top of the overlay.

 

If I then were to remove the first text track, the second is now underneath the overlay. Go figure.

 

Thank you for helping me find what seems to work.

 

Brian

 

I cannot reproduce your problem following the steps of your #4 post.

In post #4, step 4, you state " In the Media Selector, find the desired picture and drag it onto the color panel." I assume you meant drag onto the Preview window since in the internal track mode, I don't think VW allows you to drag a image and drop it on the color panel , it can only be dragged and dropped on an overlay track.

 

The first picture below shows the tracks and preview window for the internal tracks. The second picture shows the view after selecting Done and returning to main production editor. As you can see the text is on top of the picture dropped on the panel.

 

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You've almost gotten me to what seems to work consistently. These are the steps that seem to work. Open the color panel and edit its internal track. Add the slide overlay. Then add a junk text track that always seems to be displayed underneath the overlay. Lastly add another text track with the words that I want. This one appears on top of the overlay.

 

If I then were to remove the first text track, the second is now underneath the overlay. Go figure.

 

Thank you for helping me find what seems to work.

 

Brian

 

I cannot reproduce your problem following the steps of your #4 post.

In post #4, step 4, you state " In the Media Selector, find the desired picture and drag it onto the color panel." I assume you meant drag onto the Preview window since in the internal track mode, I don't think VW allows you to drag a image and drop it on the color panel , it can only be dragged and dropped on an overlay track.

 

The first picture below shows the tracks and preview window for the internal tracks. The second picture shows the view after selecting Done and returning to main production editor. As you can see the text is on top of the picture dropped on the panel.

 

post-103-058087200 1292564801.jpg

 

 

post-103-018223900 1292564819.jpg

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