The "Small Quote" slide type is well suited for more extended quotes with a clear attribution – but can also be used as a quite an extensive text slide.
Since there are two separate text fields, you can use them with a different color if you want to use them as counterpoints rather than message and attribution.
You can adjust the styling and animation quite a bit on this slide to make it fit more with your storytelling needs, more on that under "Usage and behavior."
Usage and behavior
You have two text fields, both in the Small typography. These are loosely thought to be the quote and the attribution, but you can use them any way you want.
The "Main Message" fields hold 360 characters, and the "Name & Title" field contains 85.
You can choose if the elements on the slide should animate in or out; this means that you can stretch the same text over multiple slides and change the background asset.
Under "Styling Settings," you have a few different options.
- "Animation Type" gives you the option of choosing if the elements should do a fade or a "clamp" in and out. You can see examples of both in the example movie above.
- "Show Quote" lets you turn the quote sign on and off, if you want to use the slide as a more regular text slide then you should turn it off.
- "Show lines" lets you turn the lines above and below the text area on or off if you want that look.
- "Show plate" lets you turn the color plate behind the text area on or off. This plate can be used as a strong graphic element or just as a readability enhancement depending on how you set its color and opacity, which you control under "Color" in the side panel. It defaults to the Darken color with 65% opacity, which is the standard look in Storykit.
- "Feather plate" gives you the option of a soft edge to the plate, which can make it a bit more discreet and "hug" the text more than it outlines the whole area.