Adding and formatting text

With VideoScribe, any text you type in will animate automatically! You can also pick the font, weight, color and alignment.


Please Note: There were some key changes to the way text and fonts worked in v3.6 and v3.7 of VideoScribe. If you are using an earlier version of the software some of the features on this page may not be available to you unless you upgrade to the latest version of VideoScribe.

Step 1. Click on the ‘Add New Text’ button in the bottom right-hand corner

1 click add textStep 2. Add your text to the dialogue box

You can either type straight into this box or copy and paste text in from outside VideoScribe

2 type in textIf you do not wish to make any changes to the format of your text you can click the 'Done' button and this text will be added to your project. If you want to amend any of the format options below please progress to the appropriate section:

Step 3. Change the font 

Different fonts support different languages. Almost all fonts support the latin alphabet but if you are using another language we’d recommend filtering the options before you browse for your font. 

To pick a font, use the left hand drop-down list.

3. change font
  • If you need more fonts, we explain how to add these in our Add fonts help article.
  • Not all languages are available in all fonts. See our Supported languages and fonts article for more detail.
  • You can only change the font for all of the text you have added. If you wish to use more than one font, you will need to create a new text box.
  • You can’t mix languages that write in different directions (left to right and right to left) within one text window. You'll need to create a separate text box.

Step 4. Change the weight (Bold, Italic, etc)

Each font will have a number of options available, with the options varying between fonts. You can see the available options and pick one using the drop-down box at the top middle of the 'Add text' window.

You can only change the weight for all of the text you've added. If you want to change the weight on sections of text, you will need to create a new text box for each.  

4. change font weight

Step 5. Change the alignment

You have the option to left-align, centre-align or right-align your text. You can do this using the 3 alignment buttons at the top right of the 'Add text' window.

5. change alignment

Step 6. Change the color

Click on the colour pallet symbol at the top right of the ‘add text’ window.

This will open the select color window. From here you can either pick a color from the palette or enter a specific HEX value for the color. Click the tick to apply the color changes.

TOP TIP: You can change the color for all of the text you have added or just part of it:

  • To change it for all the text at the same time, change the selected color while nothing is highlighted in the dialogue box.
  • To change it for a section of the text, select that section of text with your mouse so it’s highlighted and then change the selected color.

6. change colour

Step 7. Apply the changes

Now your text is added and you've formatted it, you can add it to the canvas by clicking the 'Done' button.

7. add to canvas