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How to unlink text objects from each other?

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hi

to keep formatting consistent across text objects, i made one, then copied and pasted to other locations. 

then i edited the text of the new text objects. 

now, all text objects contain the same text, being the text from last text object created!

these text objects are apparently linked to each other. When you edit text in one, it changes the text in the other ones. 

How to unlink these text objects from each other, so they can have different text?

thx

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What you probably did is to drag one text clip from the bin and onto the sequence, at which point you copy pasted it multiple times? This means they are all linked to the same original bin clip and will respond to changes to that bin clip accordingly. I believe this is how it works for all clip types.

What you'll want to do instead is to create one text clip in the bin, set the desired formatting, and then copy paste it multiple times in the bin. They will all have the same formatting at this stage but they'll also have the same text, so you'll have to edit each bin clip individually. Once that's done, all that's left is to add them to the sequence.

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Hi

  • Create a text file and place it on the timeline
  • Right click the thumbnail in the image clip bin and select Copy from the options.
  • Right click the image clip bin and select Paste from the options. Each copy will be the same text but will be separate a separate file.
  • Click each thumbnail now and re-edit the text.
  • Place where required on the timeline.

In effect you are creating new text images which is what you have to do. But this is probably a bit quicker.

Nat

 

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thx, so i cannot change the text after pasting? i have to maintain a collection of text-clips in the bin, even tho' each one is only used once in the sequence?

Ok, but seems extra effort. 

i didn't use the bin at all (that i know of) in steps described in my first post. Just copied and pasted text in the timeline. 

3 minutes ago, Nationalsolo said:
  • Create a text file and place it on the timeline
  • Right click the thumbnail in the image clip bin and select Copy from the options.
  • Right click the image clip bin and select Paste from the options. Each copy will be the same text but will be separate a separate file.

what's a "text image"? is that different than a text-clip?

so, when i create a text-clip on timeline, it's automatically added to bin?

thx

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Hi

" what's a "text image"? is that different than a text-clip?  "

If text is created it is placed in the clip image bin as an "image" with a transparent background. You can click it and copy it . Done like this the text becomes a copy that can be re-edited without altering the parent "text image". Just right click the image in the bin, it will open up the text editor. Now  alter the text...The parent image from which the copy was made does not change. You can now add the new text to the overlay track

"so, when i create a text-clip on timeline, it's automatically added to bin?"

When you create text it is immediately added to the overlay track (Video Track 2) at the red cursor line position and a copy is place in the image clip bin. Its duration will be the default still image duration as set under options, but you can drag the clip ends in or out on the timeline to shorten or lengthen this.

Nat

 

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ok, so when i copy/paste from/to the timeline, it's the same object, so edits will affect all copies. 

but when i copy/paste from bin to timeline, then it's a new object. 

Correct?

thx!

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Hi

If you Copy/Paste the text image from the timeline to the timeline (Copy choices are..Insert/overwrite/Overlay) it's the same clip/object and any changes made to the text therein will change all the other copies in the same way. i.e. Bin copies as well as timeline copies.

Copy/Paste the text image back to the image bin will create a new text file that can be edited without changing the parent clip. i.e. You will now have new clips in the bin although the text will be the same.

Note: VP won't allow a Copy/Paste from the bin to the timeline.

Nat

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