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Newton Niu
How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jan 6, 2010 at 2:52:30 am

Hi, everyone!

I've finished doing all the text for my video, but now I want to change their sizes and positions.
I think it is possible that i change one of them, and then paste attributes to others.

But how to do that? When i click command C and option V to another test clip, there are several choices such as motion, speed, but none of them seems work.

How to do that, please, guys?

Thank you.


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Zane Barker
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jan 6, 2010 at 3:03:17 am

You asked the EXACT same question yesterday on the FCP Basics forum, and I'm sure you saw the responce because you replied to it. Shane who answered you knowes his stuff.

It looks to me that you just didn't like the answer so you posted again.



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Newton Niu
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jan 6, 2010 at 4:37:24 am

Well, sorry for that... Thank Shane very much for his answer, but that really doesn't help, and no other people answer it there. So, i just posted it here to seek more answers.
Please excuse me for that. I just want to find a solution.

Sorry..


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Zane Barker
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jan 6, 2010 at 6:05:42 am

[Newton Niu] "Thank Shane very much for his answer, but that really doesn't help, and no other people answer it there. So, i just posted it here to seek more answers. "

I can understand your frustration, but not liking an answer does not mean that if you ask the question again that the answer is going to change.

There is a reason Shane has his head floating above the FCP forum, he knows his stuff.



There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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anthony Faulkner
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jan 6, 2010 at 3:36:22 am

control c on the clip you want to copy.

then highlight all the other clips you want to copy, right click. and paste attributes.

very simple.




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Newton Niu
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jan 6, 2010 at 4:41:49 am

Thank you, but that only helps with motion, filter, speed, etc., but for font size? No.


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Shawn Bann
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jan 6, 2010 at 5:08:03 am

I remember reading that you can do this with the XML. Globally changing font characteristics.
I Can't remember how exactly, but you might be able to find something online.

Sorry i don't have more info.

Shawn


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Newton Niu
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jan 6, 2010 at 8:44:53 am

Thank you, Shawn.. That's a totally new idea. I think i might achieve something by this way. Let me try it.


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Arnie Schlissel
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jan 6, 2010 at 2:09:19 pm

I think you may be able to do this with Traffic from xmedit.com.

Arnie

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ninetto makavejev
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jan 6, 2010 at 2:53:37 pm

I believe "title exchange" has an XML editor that allows for global change of font and font size, but I have never used it myself.

info here:
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools/TitleExchange/index.html


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Shane Ross
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jan 6, 2010 at 4:37:55 pm

YOu know, I have that, I should try it and see...


Shane



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Kevin Monahan
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jan 6, 2010 at 5:41:15 pm

Can't you just open the XML and do a find and replace for placement, fonts and font size?

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Arnie Schlissel
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jan 6, 2010 at 6:17:59 pm

[Kevin Monahan] "Can't you just open the XML and do a find and replace for placement, fonts and font size? "

That's where things get a wee bit technical. I'd say that some people certainly can, some certainly can't and most of the rest of us might be able to, given enough patience.

Arnie

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Brittany Clawson
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jun 11, 2014 at 5:09:13 pm

Hi! I am attempting to copy and paste text attributes. However, the only thing I need to change is the position of the text, not the font or the size. Is there a way to do this?


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Ricky Yu
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jan 8, 2010 at 5:49:42 am

Export an XML
OPen it with a text editor
Use the Find Command to find the name of your Text Eg.
Replace with your desired font Eg.
Hit replace all

For Font size it's a bit trickier, since the size is only indicated by a number and you don't want to change other numbers that are related to your font size. You have to Copy and paste surrounding lines of code, basically a big chunk that indicates the font size. Replace it with the same big chunk of code but with a different font size value. I can't get into detail about it here. you just gotta study the code a bit and understand what makes it tick. The same logic applies with the font style I pointed out above.

Import the XML back into Final Cut to see the result. I recommend doing a test first with only one hunk of text so you don't get confused.

RKKY of Hong Kong


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Troy Lanier
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Jul 28, 2011 at 1:04:52 am

I exported XML, used a free text editor "text wrangler", used find and replace every instance of this code



fontsize
Size
0
1000
24





with this code


fontsize
Size
0
1000
36




it changes font size from 24 to 36

i did the same thing for font color, font style (bold), and font.

It worked for over 500 titles I had to change, and saved me tons of time and wrist wear.

I lost all render files though from other renders.



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Tom Adams
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Mar 14, 2012 at 4:11:57 pm

darn . i need to do the same thing and quick. what a pain in the butt.

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Carlo Arias
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on May 11, 2012 at 6:38:07 am

you just saved me a ton of work, thanks man...

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Quentin de Fouchecour
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Sep 20, 2012 at 2:23:35 pm

it works perfectly thanks, I would ad the fact that when you've done it once, (find all/ replace all) if you, like me, have ather reel to do, just open the xml of the next reel and do "replace all". since you want to maintain the same parameters you don't have to type again everything
really fast
you saved my day : ))


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Rob Darby
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Sep 2, 2015 at 7:56:07 am

Hi Troy!
This is close to what I need to do, but I have several different font size values.

i.e. fontsize="126" or fontsize="145" or fontsize="84"

Is it possible to find and replace the string of characters as well as the variable text sizes?

I imagine there is a formula but I don't know how to do it.
Thanks!


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Alex Bayer
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Sep 19, 2013 at 3:15:18 pm

Ricky, this was a huge help. Thank you. -A


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Thomas DaSilva
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Oct 23, 2014 at 11:23:42 pm

I just ran into this issue, what we did was design the text features to our liking, then at the top of the text window, click the text style menu (I think it says "Normal" by default) and select "save style attributes". Name the style, then you can lasso the entire set of titles in the sequence, select this new preset from the menu, and it will apply to all of the titles. So, you don't use paste attributes at all to conform the titles. I realize this is an old thread but never hurts to share.


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Alan Jalkut
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Oct 1, 2015 at 5:44:29 pm

Thanks!!!
This save me a ton of time!!!


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Nate Can
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
on Nov 29, 2017 at 8:42:19 pm

Thomas!! Life saver man, just found this and saved a ton of time now and in the future, thanks!!!!


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