Add text and metadata to slides

You can add text that appears on every slide, or information that is specific to a slide. For example, you can display the stars rating that you applied to an image, or the caption that is recorded in an image’s metadata.

  1. In the toolbar on the Slideshow module, click ABC.

    The Custom Text pop-up menu and text box appear in the toolbar.

  2. Do any of the following in the toolbar:
    • To create text that displays over all the slides, type the text in the Custom Text box and press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS).

    • To display specific metadata for each slide, click the Custom Text pop-up menu and choose a metadata option.

    • To use the Text Template Editor to specify the text that appears under each slide, click the Custom Text pop-up menu and choose Edit. Then, select tokens to create a custom text string. See The Filename Template Editor and Text Template Editor.

    Text Overlays is automatically selected in the Overlays panel, and the text and bounding box appear in the Slide Editor view.

  3. Format the text by doing any of the following in the Text Overlays section of the Overlays panel:
    • To choose a text color, click the color box to the right of Text Overlays and choose a color from the pop-up window.

    • To adjust the text opacity, drag the Opacity slider or enter a percentage value.

    • To choose a font, click the triangle next to the font name and choose from the pop-up menu.

    • To choose a font face, click the triangle next to the face name and choose from the pop-up menu.

  4. Do any of the following to position or scale the text or object in the Slide Editor view:
    • To adjust the size of the text, drag one of the bounding box handles.

    • To move the text to a specific location, drag from within the box.

    As you move the text, the bounding box tethers itself to points on the image border. This behavior allows the text to float next to an image or within an image at a consistent distance from the border, regardless of the size or orientation of the images.

  5. (Optional) If you want to add another text box, click ABC in the toolbar and specify the text options.

    Add as many text boxes as needed.