Animating Fade Ins on text paragraphs

Sep 23, 2013

Hi. I've searched the archives on this, but the search returned no hits.

Here is my question: I have created a text box with 5 lines of text. I would like to have each line appear on cue, but when I select Fade In By First Level Paragraphs, the text appears on an automated schedule that I don't seem to have any control over.  Is there some way to have the lines appear on cue rather than automatically?  I thought maybe cue points might address this, but could not find a specific reference to that function.


9 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Richard,

When you select "By first level paragraph", this creates a separate object on the timeline for each bullet or paragraph (there will be an arrow head pointing to the right on the far left of the text box or object the bullets are within). If you click on this arrow head, the timeline will expand to show you each individual bullet, which you can then move along your timeline to the position you want them to appear at. There is a screenr in this thread from Leslie. 

You should be able to control the animations by syncing to a cue point as described here  and here

Benjamin Harreld

Any way to have the text fade in by paragraph after an object has been clicked? I know how to adjust the timeline, but when I set an object's initial state to hidden I'd like it to reveal by paragraph when a button is clicked.

It will fade in as a whole when clicked but when I set it to fade in by paragraph it only obeys the timeline.