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Titles, Captions, and Credits > Titles, Captions, and Credits - Pg. 211

Typewriter You occasionally see the Typewriter effect in the credits of TV police dramas (especially JAG and Homicide). The letters spill across the screen from left to right, as though being rapidly typed in a word processor. Tip: When this title style was under development at Apple, it was called X-Files--a reference to the animated titles in The X-Files that establish the time and date of each new scene. Before iMovie was offcially unveiled, the name was changed to Typewriter for obvious reasons (obvious to lawyers, anyway). The iMovie Titles Catalog Typewriter