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Breaking News Layer

This layer cycles through up to 5 different messages which are shown beneath a static title. Changes made to the title and news parameters are reflected immediately in the output. The text is overlaid on a customizable gradient which can be removed if you want.

Group Parameter Function
Content Title This defines the static text to be displayed. It is possible to leave this empty to show only the news entries below.
News 1-5 These are the text entries to cycle through. Any empty fields will be skipped. It is possible to simulate a break in the cycle by typing a space in one of the fields.
Text Duration This is the time each news entry is displayed.
Appearance Title Font You can use the Mac font chooser to adjust how the title text will appear.
Text Font You can use the Mac font chooser to adjust how the text of the news entries will appear.
Gradient Width Specifies how far the text box background gradient stretches across the screen. Set this to 0 to remove the background.
Gradient Color Specifies the color for the background.
Drop Shadow Enables options for a drop shadow to be applied on the text. You can set the color, opacity, blur amount and the distance and direction from the text.
Geometry Anchor Specify whether the text box should be near the top or bottom of the screen.
Y Inset Vertical inset of the text box from the top or bottom.
Text Alignment Specify whether the text should be aligned to the left or right of the screen. This also affects where the text box gradient begins.
Text Inset Horizontal inset of the text from the left or right.
layer/breaking_news.txt · Last modified: 2013/06/22 12:34 by david