The "Fadetext – Extended" slide-type is a more advanced version of the standard "Fadetext" slide type with more control over text size and animation behavior. The slide also supports duration down to 1.5 seconds.
Usage and Behavior
With these slide types that have a lot of different options for text size, there is still one text field that is the default one: In this case, it's the Large size. The slides function this way because we want you to be able to change slide type and carry over the text from one default text layer to another. So if you change from a regular Fadetext (for example) to this extended one – the Message text will be brought over. Note that this only holds for the default text field, texts used in other sizes can then be overwritten when changing from a slide-type that has them to one that does not.
This also means that if there is text in the default text field – it will override other activated text fields. So you can have activated the Huge text field and written text in that, but as soon as you input text in the default field, it will revert to Large. This is something you need to be aware of – and you always see what is active in the preview on the storyboard.
The text option for the Message is as follows, with the maximum length in characters.
- Huge: 50 characters
- X-large: 70 characters
- Large: 100 characters
- Medium: 180 characters
- Small: 360 characters
You can choose if you want to fade the text in or out for each slide, allowing you to chain multiple slides together without changing the text.
With "Fade Duration Settings," you can control the length of the fade in and fade out animation, allowing you to create slower or faster fades. The default setting is 670 ms (which equates to 20 frames) and is the same as the setting on the regular Fadetext slide type.