The "Fliptext – Extended" slide-type is a more advanced version of the standard "Fliptext" slide type. This version gives you more control over text size, animation behavior, and color and line settings, letting you build more specific versions of the slide. The slide also supports duration down to 1.0 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 Fliptext (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
- Xlarge: 70 characters
- Large: 100 characters
- Medium: 180 characters
- Small: 360 characters
Animation Settings for text and plate
Under Animation Settings, you find the following choices:
Animation Control: Set the in-and out-animation on or off with the buttons. The ability to control this allows you to chain multiple slides with the same text content together if you want to change background asset or styling but keeping the text content static.
Direction In: This controls the behavior for the text when it animates in. You can control the direction from where it "flips" in.
Direction Out: This controls the behavior for the text when it animates out. You can control the direction from where it "flips" out.
Animation Bounce: Choose if you want the animation to do an "overshoot" and seemingly bounce at its end (in-animation) or start (out-animation), giving it a bit of a more natural feel.
You can, of course, control the color of the plate and the text individually. You can also control the opacity of the plate with "Plate Opacity."
In addition to this, you can add a border for the plate. This is done by checking the "Border" checkbox. The border color and opacity can be set to whatever you want.
This means that if you want to have a border around your text, you set the plate opacity to 0.