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Alan Stephens
import a paragraph from power point
on Jan 21, 2015 at 2:20:35 am

I want to import a formatted paragraph from Power point or keynote, or text program.
I'm on a mac.
When I copy the text and paste into a layer it becomes one long line running off the page. It takes a lot of time to turn it back into a paragraph. The same thing happens in Photoshop. Is there a work around?
I have a lot of slides to convert and would like it to just paste it like the original.
I'd like to keep the font style as well.

Alan Stephens

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Joe Barta IV
Re: import a paragraph from power point
on Jan 21, 2015 at 2:57:53 pm

The paragraph is formed by the text wrap feature of the program and the constraints of the text box. AE doesn't have that feature for text. You need to add a paragraph/return at the end of each line in the original program, then copy and paste.

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Daniel Waldron
Re: import a paragraph from power point
on Jan 21, 2015 at 9:45:35 pm

Could you just import the Powerpoint text as a photo, or do you need to manipulate the text in After Effects?


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Alan Stephens
Re: import a paragraph from power point
on Jan 21, 2015 at 9:55:45 pm

I do need to work with text. new backgrounds and eventually ad other languages.
I'm also adding motion effects to the text like "bullet train".
A friend suggested to draw a text box with the text tool in Photoshop and it turns out AFX can do the same. Under certain conditions I can copy and paste the power point text and it works.
I am still figuring out how that works, but it can be done.

Alan Stephens

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