Captions on layer appearing empty after first view
I had this issue, and thought I should post in case anyone else runs into the same thing.
I have an instructional message set up as a caption on a layer that fades out (caption fades out; layer closes when timeline is finished; layer is set to Reset to Initial State).
These settings allow users to re-open the layer to view the message again. However, when the message closes, I found that reopening the layer displayed an empty caption shape, with the text only appearing for an instant just before the whole thing faded out.
After much experimentation, I discovered that this only happened if the caption had an Exit Animation , and no Entrance Animation. So if you run into this, simply add an Entrance Animation to your caption.
I hope this helps.