The "Prompter" slide type is one of the slides capable of holding the most text. And it's specifically made for getting people "ready for text" with its pre-cursor animation that outlines the text block before animating the actual text.
Usage and behavior
With this slide-type that has 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 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 extended one – the Main 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. You need to be aware of this, and you always see what is active in the preview on the storyboard.
The text option for the Main Message is as follows, with the maximum length in characters.
- Huge: 70 characters
- Xlarge: 85 characters
- Large: 135 characters
- Medium: 180 characters
- Small: 360 characters
You can control the total animation's speed in three stages: Slow, Medium, and Fast. Fast is the default – and that gives the least amount of "lag time" between the first layer of text and the actual text.
With the Text X- and Y-position, you can place the text block left, center, right, top, center, and bottom. The text alignment follows the X-position.
You can also input a fixed Y-position if you want to precision place the text, which is useful when repeating slides.