Add and Edit Text in Windows Movie Maker

Edited by Colette Cole, Crystal, Eng, Alma

Welcome to VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to add text to a video in Windows Movie Maker.


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Steps

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    The first thing we're going to want to do is open Windows Movie Maker or a project
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    We can do that by clicking on the Movie Maker icon, which, in this case, is pinned to the taskbar. If we don't have it pinned to the taskbar, we can go to the start menu and find it or use the search function.
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    We're going to open up an existing project that we're working on by clicking on "File" and choosing the project
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    Here, we can play or pause the video like normal
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    Once we have the clip that we would like to work on, we need to add the text. There are different ways to add text in Movie Maker.
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    We can choose to add a title, by clicking "Title"
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    When we click on "Title", we can edit the text and click off of the text to apply it
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    Now, the title is set
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    It is the text shown before the clip starts to play.
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    If we're not happy with it, we can click on the title and hit "Delete" on the keyboard, or right-click and click on "Delete
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    If we want text on the actual clip itself, we can click on "Caption"
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    A little box will show up where we can edit the text
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    Click off of the text box to apply it.
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    Now the caption shows below the video clip and is stretched to the full duration of the clip
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    If we click on play, we'll see the caption
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    We can adjust the duration of the caption.
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    At the top, above the clip, we can see "Start time", which is 0 because it started at the beginning
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    To change the start time, we can change the time. We will change it to 1 second.
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    The caption will show from 1 second to the end of the clip
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    We can also change the "Text duration"
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    Right now, it's set to 1.3 seconds, but we could change it to 0.5 to only show text for half of a second. The other place where we may want to add text is at the end.
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    We can do that by adding a caption at the end, or we can click on the arrow next to "Credits"
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    We can see they already have presets, so we can select one of those
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    We have "Credits", "Director", "Starring", "Location" and "Soundtrack". We will click on "Credits".
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    We can edit the text, then click off of the text box to apply it
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    Now, when we play it, we will see the beginning, then at the end, the rolling credits will appear
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    Once the text is added, we can adjust the font by selecting the text, then clicking on the font drop-down arrow
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    Select the font and font size as preferred
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    We can also make it bold or italicize it
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    We can also change the transparency by clicking on "Transparency" and sliding the bar
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    Sliding to the right makes it more transparent, and sliding to the left makes it less transparent.
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    We can also outline the text by clicking on "Outline size"
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    Click on "Outline color" to change the color
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    It has outlined the text
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    That is how you add and edit the text in Windows Movie Maker
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    Once we have chosen the text we wish to use and we're happy with it, we should save it by clicking on the save icon in the top left-hand corner. Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any questions or comments about this video, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. You've been watching VisiHow. Take care.
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Can you remove watermarked text from a video?

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How do I delete a caption that I wrote?

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Can I edit the background color of a textbox?

Can I edit the background color of a textbox, not the background of the video. I have tried: Yes many things.. but nothing so far.

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How do I change the color of the font on windows movie maker?

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If text already exists in my video how do I go back and edit it?

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I'm trying to delete a caption that I created in movie maker 8.1?

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Recent edits by: Eng, Crystal, Colette Cole

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