User Guide

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

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Annotation Effects

Annotations are effects that help you communicate important information to your viewers either using text or shapes like arrows.

  • Add Annotations
  • Copy and Paste Annotations
  • Resize Annotations
  • Customize Annotations
  • Remove Annotations
  • Change an Annotation's Duration

1. Add Annotations

To add an annotation to your video, go to the Annotations tab and select a category that you want. Then you can click on an annotation and drag it to where you want it in your Timeline or Preview Window.

Dialog Box, callouts, arrows, and lines are among the annotation options available.

add annotations

2. Copy and Paste Annotations

To copy an annotation, just right click the annotation on the timeline and then select Copy from the sub-menu. Move the playhead on the timeline to a new location, and then right click the timeline and select Paste from the sub-menu.

copy annotations

3. Resize Annotations

To resize an annotation in the Preview Window, select it and then you can see a small arrow, by draging it you can change the size of annotions. Or, in the Properties Window on the right, on scale option, you can also enter an exact number to resize your annotation.



4. Customize Annotations

To rotate an annotation, click on it in the Preview Window and then you can see a green dot that appears above it. You can rotate your annotation by dragging your cursor around. Or directly enter a degree of rotation on the rotation option.

 rotate annotation

To change the position of an annotation, click on it in the Preview Window and drag it to where you want it. You can also rotate and position annotations by entering numbers on the Position tab.

 change position

To change the color, opacity and border size of the annotations, go to the property area under the shape option.

change color 

To change the font, size, color, and layout of your text go to the Annotation tab in the menu on the right side of your screen.

 change text

5. Remove Annotations

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

 remove annotations

6. Change an Annotation's Duration

To adjust the duration of an annotation, drag the left or right edge of the annotation in your timeline.

change duration