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Chapter 11. Adding Text

Chapter 11. Adding Text

Director gives you four ways to incorporate text in your movies. You can import text, or you can create three sorts of text within Director. Each type of text has its advantages and limits:

  • Bitmapped text, created in the Paint window (Figure 11.1), which is covered in detail in Chapter 6, "Using Paint Tools."

    Figure 11.1. Bitmapped text, created in the Paint window, becomes part of the image, where you can modify it with tools or effects.

  • Text that you can edit much like word-processor text, which is nicknamed regular text to distinguish it from Director's other kinds of text (Figures 11.211.3).

    Figure 11.2. Regular text works more like word-processor text.

    Figure 11.3. Regular text looks good at large sizes because you can anti-alias it.

  • Field text, which is compact and renders quickly but has few formatting options (Figure 11.4).

    Figure 11.4. Field text works best for short passages in small sizes.


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