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14th-Feb-2009 12:53 pm
Angel
Okay .. is this community even active anymore? Because the last two times I posted here, I got no responses whatsoever and I really need help with Animation 3. Okay, I'm trying to add text to an animation that has 14 frames. I selected each one, but whenever I try to add the text in each frame, it only goes into the first frame and none of the other ones. HOW do I get the text into each frame without having to manually put it in each frame myself? Because when I try to do that, it ends up bouncing around and it looks horrible. What am I doing wrong?

SOLVED MY MUNEDUST!! Thank you!!
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14th-Feb-2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
You need to have 'Propagate Paste' switched on. You can find it under the Edit menu, or on the toolbar at the top: it's the symbol like three sheets of paper stacked on top of each other. Click that, then select all the frames, and paste your test into the first one; once you've clicked the mouse to place the text, it should appear in all the frames you had selected.
14th-Feb-2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
Just tried that and it still doesn't work. :(
14th-Feb-2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
Have you selected all the frames at once before you paste in? (Click on the first one, then shift+click on the last one, so they all have the blue border around them.) And the Propagate Paste symbol should look like it's 'pressed in' if it's switched on correctly. Other than that I can't guess what might be wrong, sorry.
14th-Feb-2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, I have them all selected, and I have the Propagate Paste symbol indented, and still it does not work! This is nuts!
14th-Feb-2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Are you trying to paste one frame of text into multiple frames? You need to have the same number of frames for your text as you do for your animation. Highlight all frames in each one, then copy and paste into the animation.

If copying and pasting doesn't work, try dragging them all in. Just highlight all your text frames and all your animation frames, then drag the text from the first frame into the first frame of the animation. The rest should follow.
14th-Feb-2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Okay now I feel like an idiot. How do I make multiple text frames? I didn't know I needed text frames too. *groans* I'm so new at making animations in PSP8
14th-Feb-2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
You just need to paste the text frames into the same animation. So what you'll do when you paste your text from PSP into AS (or when you create it in AS), you copy that frame (CTRL+C) and then paste using CTRL+SHIFT+L, which will place the copied text into the next empty frame. Do this as many times as you have frames in your animation. Then go back to the beginning, click the first frame of each animation, CTRL+A, then CTRL+C the text animation and paste it into the animation with CTRL+E.

With pictures:


Paste your text as a new animation.


CTRL+C to copy that frame, then CTRL+SHIFT+L to paste into the next three frames. There are four frames in the animation, so we need four text frames.


CTRL+A from the beginning of each to highlight both, then make sure you have the text window selected, and CTRL+C to copy, then select your animation and CTRL+E to paste it into the window. The text will hover where your mouse is, and you move it around to where you want it, then click your mouse to place it.
14th-Feb-2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
you need to make a new transparent image, put your text in that and then drag it onto your animation.
14th-Feb-2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
But I was just told I need multiple text frames? I'm confused.
14th-Feb-2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
Okay I finally got it. THANK YOU!!!!
14th-Feb-2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
YAY! You're welcome!