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Tip: When showing you the preview, iMovie superimposes the text over whatever Movie Track clip is cur- rently showing in the Monitor window. Drag the Playhead anywhere you like to specify which footage you'd like to see behind this preview. (If you haven't put any clips into the Movie Track, your preview displays only a black background, as though you'd turned on the "Over black" checkbox.) Setting Up a Title Figure 7-1: Apple has organized the list by clumping related effects into cat- egories. To expand a title category, you don't have to click the little triangle. Instead, you can click the category name, like Bounce Cross, which gives you a broader target. Click the name a second time to collapse the list of titles. Each time you start a new iMovie project, the proposed title and sub- title aren't very stimulating. The frst title is "My Great Movie," and its subtitle is your name (or whatever you've typed into the Sharing pane of System Preferences). The second title is "Starring," and its subtitle is "Me." You get the idea. Fortunately, these are quick enough to change: Click in the text box, press c-A to select all of the dummy text, and then type right over it. Preview screen Directional arrows Duration sliders Effects list Text color Font menu Title Subtitle Titles button Type the Text Beneath the list of text effects, you'll fnd a place to type the actual text you want to appear in this credit, caption, or title. Just click the box once to highlight the proposed text and then begin typing. (You don't have to backspace over the factory-installed dummy text frst.) The way this text box looks and acts depends on the kind of title you've selected in the list. They fall into three categories (see Figure 7-2): text blocks, title/subtitle pairs, and pair sequences. chapter7:titles,captions,andcredits 181