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How to stop scrolling text at specific spot

Sandor Csernak

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The thread you replied to was dated and may not address what you have in mind.  If your query isn't answered in this new thread please mention specifics.

If it's a simple scroll from off-screen top to center screen, this will do the job.  Note the text editor scroll options.


If it's more complex. Nat's instructions in the earlier thread may be the best approach.

Create the text and drop it onto the timeline.  Add the MOTION or POSITION effect and animate the desired trajectory.  Animation instructions are here.

In essence, in the preview window drag the text to the desired starting position.

Click the small green + sign above the graph to set the initial keyframes.

Move the cursor to the right and drag the text to the next position.  This automatically sets the 2nd keyframes.

If you want the text to pause there, move the cursor farther right and click the green +.  That will duplicate the previous keyframes.

Move the cursor to the right again and reposition the text.  Keyframes will be added automatically.

The horizontal distance between keyframes determines the duration of the action between them.  Takes some experimentation.

If you make a mistake, press <ctrl-Z> to backtrack - step-by-step.

For protection, Save Project File AS routinely, giving it a unique # or name, so as not to overwrite prior saves.  Using Save Project Files (no AS) will overwrite.  From the HOME tab, that choice is available by clicking the caret to the right of the Save Project button on the toolbar.

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