The "Blocktext" slide type holds a lot of text – making it very useful. It's a very straightforward slide – it displays a text block, has an excellent-looking animation in and out, and can be controlled in many ways.
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
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.
You also have control over the animation direction for both the in- and out-animation. And with the main animation controls, you can turn the animation on and off altogether.