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In Encore CS5 Essential Training, author Chad Perkins gives an extensive overview of Encore CS5, Adobe's powerful application for authoring DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and Flash-based video for the web. This course covers adding audio and subtitle tracks, creating image slideshows, and using Encore as a presentation tool. Also explained are the Blu-ray enhancements in CS5, and advanced techniques such as creating games and hidden content for disc menus. Exercise files are included with the course.
Now it's not instantly clear, initially, how to add captions to slides, but you absolutely can. If you go ahead and select the Type tool and try to start typing, you won't be able to though because it's a little quirky. I'm going to select this third slide, and I'm going to resize my panels here, so I could see more options. And with this slide selected, you can see that we have this option that says Create Subtitle. And if we enable that, then it will allow us to create a subtitle, and we can choose whether the subtitle contains the name and/or the description, which we could find right here at the top of the Properties panel.
In this case, I'm going to type in the Description field, Sales for March - May, and click outside of that to accept it. And then I'm going to uncheck Name and check Description. And now, as you can see, we have a caption for this slide. So if we want to add some description here, we definitely can do that. We can also adjust some color options, such as the Highlight group and the Stroke. We can also adjust the Alignment. Right now, it's 100% from top, but we can take this to let's say 10%.
And this now goes to the top of the screen. Again, it's kind of a weird parameter, but it's basically meaning the distance from the top. So 10%, not very far from the top. 100%, very far away from the top. So if captions on your slides will help your presentation, that is how you do it.
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