The ”Quote” and ”Quote Alternate” slides are used when you need to attribute a quote or saying closely to a main character in the narrative. When using ”Quote” and ”Quote Alternate” the format for the quote should be direct, either from an interview, speech or directly written by the person.
The difference between ”Quote” and ”Quote Alternate” is that the latter uses the type setting ”Large Alternate” for its main text, instead of ”Large”. Their behavior is otherwise exactly the same.
Behavior and usage
The focus point for ”Quote” and ”Quote Alternate” is the Quote text, which should hold the actual quote. Use this for a directly attributed quote to a person or entity that you name in the Description. The Quote is set in ”Large” or ”Large Alternate” and has theme color White. The main text animates in before the description and there is a sequence in that.
Per default we use a tint with Darken the background over the whole lifespan of the slide, to make sure that all text is legible.
The quote sign is set in primary color as default but is customizable in the editor.
The description text is best used for displaying the source of the quote and some additional information, for example, the context of what is being said. Since the secondary text animates in after the main text it will have a shorter active time and it is best to get the attribution in there first.
Credit text is derived from the credit field in the asset browser. Since all assets in Story Engine 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.
New functionality for the Quote slide
You can use multiple Quote slides chained together when you want to display a longer quote. The Quote can have a Start, Middle, End or Standalone behaviour. So when chaining multiple slides you can use the Start, Middle and End to create a long sequence.