Note:
This feature, along with others that increase your creative flexibility, is only available for a video using the improved layout library. See Improved Layout Library—FAQ to learn more about the benefits and how to upgrade. You will know that you have not yet upgraded to the improved layout library if you see the following banner when you open the video in the Studio or Video Page:

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Background

When you want to include a footnote in a scene—to show a disclaimer, for example—the first step is to select a layout that contains a footnote placeholder. The Scene Template library includes several layouts for this purpose, ranging in size from small to large. Click through the tabs below to see three examples.

Small Medium Large
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After adding the footnote text, you can define how you want to display the text in the placeholder. Following are the available options:

1. Fit into placeholder
This is the default option. When selected, all the text is displayed as one block in the placeholder. With this option, the font size may be adjusted so that all the text can be displayed within the placeholder borders. This means that if the text is lengthy, the font size may be reduced considerably. For this reason, this option is not recommended when a very large amount of text needs to be displayed as the text size is reduced considerably, making it difficult for viewers to read.

Click to see an example of Fit into placeholder

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2. Split into sections
This option is recommended when the entire footnote text cannot be displayed as one block in the placeholder as doing so would require reducing the text size, making it illegible.
With this option, the footnote text is split into equal sections and the sections are displayed in consecutive order. The length of time that each section is displayed depends on the duration of the scene. The duration of the scene is divided by the number of sections that need to be displayed, with the result defining how long each section is displayed for.

For example: If the scene length is 15 seconds and the footnote text is divided into 3 sections, each section is displayed for 5 seconds.

Click to see an example of Split into sections

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3. Scroll down
Similar to the previous option, Scroll down can be used when the placeholder cannot optimally display the entire body of text. When this option is selected, the text is scrolled in the placeholder area from beginning to end. The effect is similar to that of rolling credits. The scrolling speed depends on the length of the scene and is optimized for accessibility.

Click to see an example of Scroll down

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Applying a Footnote Display Option

1. Open the relevant video in the Studio.
2. From the scene line-up, select the relevant scene.
3. Enter the text in the footnote placeholder.
▶ This feature can only be used in a text placeholder designed for a footnote.
  Enter_text.jpg
4. Select the footnote placeholder that contains the text.
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5. Click the Text display mode icon on the toolbar.
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6. Select the display option that you want to apply to this text placeholder.
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7. Click anywhere on the scene to close the menu.
  An icon is added to the text placeholder, indicating the display option applied to the text.
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8.

Preview the scene to make sure that the text is being displayed as you want.

 

  Tip!

If you are using Split into sections or Scroll down and the text is displaying or scrolling too quickly, you can extend the duration of the scene with the Minimum Duration feature so that viewers have time to read all the text.

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