The ”Quick Text” slide can be used in a few different ways. You could view it as being a faster version of the ”Simple slide” but without the secondary text, and in some ways it is. It’s really useful when you need to explain something that takes a bit more text and the ”Simple slide” is a bit long. This slide also has the small headline (which has the same label look, with small text on a solid color block that the ”Image Display” slide has) and that is fixed in position and does not animate in and out, which gives you the possibility to have the same headline (e.g ”This just in”) and it will seem like that is fixated while the main text changes.
But you could as well use it without the small text headline and have this be a different tempo in your storytelling.
The Small Headline on Quick Text does not animate, which makes it great for a continous presentation over multiple slides.
Behavior and usage
The ”Quick Text” is focused on the main text, which is set in Hhite Large type. This text area is moved up from the left corner and more centered on the slide. The main text field animates in and out over the lifespan of the slide. The background is darkened to ensure the legibility of the text.
The small headline uses small text on a solid background plate that has the primary color from the theme settings and the text itself uses the color defined under color on primary. These colors are customizable in the editor. The small headline is fixed in its position and does not animate in and out, allowing you to make it seem like it ”hangs” over multiple ”Quick Text” slides.
Credit text is derived from the credit field in the asset browser. Since all assets in Storykit are their own instance you could use the credit field for additional information as well, such as a source reference or other. This field is not directly editable from the storyboard view, instead you access it through the asset browser’s detail view. You can turn off the credit text altogether from the storyboard side pane if you wish.