The "Coverswipe" slide type is an efficient text display slide that you can use in various sizes. It's convenient for emphasizing things in the script, as sub-headers for example. But it can be used as a distinct way to call attention to longer texts as well.
Screengrab from storyboard of example video.
Behavior and usage
With these slide types that have many different text size options, 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 Simple Slide (for example) to this – 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
You can turn on and off the in- and out-animation if you want to run more sequential slides with the same text.
The other thing you can control is the swipe's direction, from where it animates in and from where it animates out. You can use this to achieve different effects when sequencing slides.
You can change the color of the text under "Color" in the right pane.