User Guide

How to use Wondershare DemoCreator? Learn the step by step guide below

Annotation (Text Animation Included)

Annotations are used to convey key messages to your viewers by adding text, dialog box, line, arrow, sketch, or shapes. Add annotations to your video, explaining and highlighting the video's key points to the viewers. In this section, you’ll learn to:

  • Add/Remove Annotations
  • Copy and Paste Annotations
  • Mark the Annotation as a favorite (New!)
  • Customize Annotations
  • Add Behaviors to Text for Text Animation (New!)

1. Add/Remove Annotations

In the toolbar, find the Annotation tab, then select it. The category contains Text, Dialog box, Line&Arrow, Sketch, and Shapes. If you want to preview the annotation, double-click it to preview, then drag it to the timeline or Preview Window.

To remove an annotation, select it on your Timeline or in the Preview Panel, then press Delete on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can right-click on the annotation and choose Delete.

add annotations

2. Copy and Paste Annotations

To copy an annotation, just right-click the annotation on the timeline and select Copy from the sub-menu. Then move the Playhead to a new location, right-click the timeline, and select Paste from the sub-menu. Or you can use the keyboard shortcuts, Cmd+C and Cmd+V.

copy and paste annotations

3. Mark the Annotation as a favorite (New!)

Click the heart icon to mark frequently used notes as favorites. After that, all marked content is collected in favorites, which is in the first accessible category.

mark annotation as favorite

4. Customize Annotations

If you need to customize annotation added to the video, please go to the properties panel, which on the right interface of DemoCreator. It allows you to modify the settings or change the specific parameters for annotations’ customization – Text content, Text Border, Text Shadow, Transform, Shape, Behavior (for text animation).

Text Content – Fonts/Color/Style: If you need to change the text content, just enter the text in the box. And you can choose the font, size, color, and format style you want.

text fonts color style

Text Border & Text Shadow: Enable the Border section and/or the Shadow section to adjust the appearance of texts.  For Text Border, it supports you to change the color, choose the opacity level, blur range, and size. For Text Shadow, you can select the shadow type and then adjust the parameters.

text border and text shadow

Transform - Resize/Rotate/Re-position: You can change the annotation size in the Transform section. Also, it supports you to rotate and position. Likewise, all adjustments can be made directly in the preview panel. Just select the annotation and make changes to the blue bounding box there.

resize and rotate annotation

Shape – Fill/Border: First select the annotation, then go to the Properties Panel. You can change the color, opacity, and border size of the annotations.

shape and change color

Change an Annotation's Duration: To adjust the annotation duration, drag the left or right edge of the annotation on your timeline.

change the duration

5. Animated Text (New!)

Forget the normal text annotations, you can apply different animation effects to your text while editing videos. Now there are 28 animated texts for you to choose from. 

The steps are below:

  1. Under the "Annotation" tab, choose the text or dialog box that you like, then drag it to the timeline.
  2. Click the "Effects" tab, and select "Text Behaviors". Select one and drag it to the timeline on the text.
  3. In the preview window, you can view the effects.

make animated text