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  • Save a text preset in DaVinci?

    Posted by Tim Neighbors on July 15, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    I’m new to DaVinci. I edit a lot of the same type of video for a client. I’d like to save a text preset of a text element so I can quickly have a good starting point with font, size, positioning, etc. The tutorials I find direct me to create the text on the fusion page, but on the Fusion page, I’m unable to change some words to bold while leaving others unbolded or a different size, etc. without having to create separate text nodes for them. This doesn’t work for me as I need to be able to italicize and bold certain words in the middle of sentences. Is there a way in DaVinci to simply save a text block that I’m editing on the Edit page as a preset that I can pull up in different projects that will allow me to edit individual words separately from each other?

    Also, as a side note, when editing a text element on the Edit page, I notice that if I adjust the size of all of the text, it discards any formatting differences between words (ie. bold, font, italicize, etc.) and makes them all the same. Is this an intended behavior? Is there a way to adjust the size of my text without resetting all of my other text formatting?

    Steven Martillo replied 4 months, 4 weeks ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Riccardo Luppi

    July 18, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    Hi Tim,
    what you need to do is, in fusion, select the text node. Then right-click on the text box in the inspector and choose “Character Level Styling”. Then you’ll be able to select parts of the text (from the screen, not from the textbox) to change them individually. You can also keyframe the changes from the modifiers tab.

    As for the edit page, that is normal, as a general resize overrides the specific adjustments.

  • Tom Watson

    July 18, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    I save titles in the Edit page by creating a folder in the Media Pool named “Titles.” I then drag any title I want to use again from the timeline to the Titles folder. When I want to use that title again, I drag it from the Titles folder into a timeline.

  • Tim Neighbors

    August 29, 2023 at 1:06 am

    That’s a good idea. But so if you wanted to use that title in a new project, how do you do it? Do you import that timeline into the new project or something?

  • Tim Neighbors

    August 29, 2023 at 1:20 am

    Thanks Riccardo. I’ll try that for the titles. The edit page side note thing, it’s hard for me to imagine that being normal. If you’ve spent the time to bold/italicize/change fonts, etc, and then want to enlarge everything a bit, having to then redo all of the bold/italicize/etc. everything all over again would be undesirable, no?

  • John Graves

    September 28, 2023 at 6:18 pm

    I have the same question. How can you create a Title in one project and use it in another (without importing one Project or Timeline into another)? It would certainly save a lot of time if we could save specific titles as a Preset, accessible in any Project.

  • Steven Martillo

    October 3, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Hi there! what you have to do is set the text node to merge, leave it as you want it to appear by default, and then select everything but the out node, right click and select / macro / macro creation.

    and there you will see a box with many features that you can add to your template, in this example you will have to go to the text node that you created earlier and from there select what you need. (there are many features available I recommend you take a look at youtube as it can be a bit overwhelming at first). and then when you save it restart davinci resolve and look for it in titles with the name you have given to your template, and then you will have it ready to use in any project independently.

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