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I'm working with Creator 2010 Pro, and in the VideoWave module. I'm using the storyline view, and am trying to add color panels with text in them. The instructions in the help files say that if I right click on an existing color panel and choose the "insert color panel" command, a new panel will be added before the panel I clicked on, but when I do this, it adds the new panel at the end of the whole series of panels already in the storyline. Also, I'm not able to move the panels from one tile to another in the project. No drag and drop. And when I change the time duration of a color panel, all the text in every panel after it is deleted, making it impossible to edit the amount of time the text displays in each panel.

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It sounds like you have an issue with process and an issue with the program.

 

For the text, insert that on the internal track of the panel where you want to add the text. That keeps that text with the panel when you move it.

 

As for not being able to move a panel and the placement of the panel, are you waiting long enough? If you have an involved project, it may take some time depending on your computer. You may want to clear the proxy files - go to tools options and then clear proxy files. This clears the old dead stuff; the files are immediately rebuilt to that they contain only what is in the project now. Proxy files are used to speed up the process but if they get too large from a lot of editing, they become bulky.

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Thank You, Digital Guru. Your advice about internal tracks has helped with the disappearing text when changing duration issue. I have yet to look at the tile moving issue, but I'm going to clear those proxy files now. Thanks for the help!! JR

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Okay, what you told me to do has fixed the problems I was having. I was doing everything in the outside track. When working from the inside track, the program behaves differently with regard to the placement of new tiles as well as being able to edit the tile durations individually without affecting the other tiles in the storyboard. The program still does a few strange things I haven't figured out yet, like why it sets the duration of the text in the tiles at 20 seconds, when the tile itself is set for a longer time of say 45 or 60 seconds. This can be modified from the inside track of the tile, but it would be nice to figure out why it keeps doing that. Thanks again for the help, the program just got a whole lot more functional for my needs due to the info you provided. Keep up the great work and helpful posts!! JR <:0)

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Okay, what you told me to do has fixed the problems I was having. I was doing everything in the outside track. When working from the inside track, the program behaves differently with regard to the placement of new tiles as well as being able to edit the tile durations individually without affecting the other tiles in the storyboard. The program still does a few strange things I haven't figured out yet, like why it sets the duration of the text in the tiles at 20 seconds, when the tile itself is set for a longer time of say 45 or 60 seconds. This can be modified from the inside track of the tile, but it would be nice to figure out why it keeps doing that. Thanks again for the help, the program just got a whole lot more functional for my needs due to the info you provided. Keep up the great work and helpful posts!! JR <:0)

 

I don't understand what you mean by this statement: "When working from the inside track, the program behaves differently with regard to the placement of new tiles ....".

 

The whole point of the internal tracks is to avoid having any effect on any of the other elemts that are on the main track. I don't know if the 20 sec for the text is a default but I am sure it is by design and there is nothing strange about that. In most cases you do not want the text to appear of the whole panel but only for a time. Manual adjustment of the text duration as well as the location on the track is the most common adjustment. You can also apply all sorts of other effects (fade in/out, scrolling, flying in/out, etc) to the text.

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Thank you, that's good advice. What I meant when I said, "When working from the inside track, the program behaves differently with regard to the placement of new tiles ....". Is what you said about the internal tracks being used to tie media to the panels so it would not be altered by modifications to other panels. If edited on the internal track, when new panels are then inserted, they show up where they should in the storyboard instead of at the end.

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