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How to customize your text within your Lumen5 video
Adding captions to your videos
Note: automatic captions are still in beta, so we'd love your feedback! Feel free to email us with your thoughts. Captions are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, and Russian. If there's another language you'd like supported, we'd love to hear that too! Selecting a scene design to reveal the caption editor: To create a scene with captions, first create a scene! You can do so by clicking on the large green + on the canvas,
Right to Left Languages
If you're having trouble with a right to left language in a Lumen5 video, this is the post for you! The first thing to note is that starting from an article or blog post is the best way to create your video. Our AI will recognize that the article is in a RTL language and flip the text orientation so that it correctly displays right to left, rather than left to right. If the orientation of your text is incorrect, it's likely because you started from a piece of media or a template, and the switch
Adding a new line
You can add a new line while typing by pressing . If you want the text to animate out and the new text to replace it, add a sub-scene.
Editing the text in a scene
In Lumen5, each slide represents a scene in your video. You can click on the text in each slide to edit the content. Want to highlight key words, or change the position of your text? You can do that too.
Changing the position of text
When editing your text, you'll find a text position button (the grid icon) in the editor bar. Click on this to expand the options for 9 different quadrants to position your text. Note: Some scene designs will only allow certain text positions, so you may see some options crossed out.
How do I add superscripts or subscripts to my text?
Lumen5 videos can render any unicode characters, so the trick to inserting a subscript or superscript is to copy and paste those characters onto your scenes. You may notice that pasting in a subscript or superscript from another source doesn't work properly, but never fear! Refer to the links below to find the character that you need in a superscript or subscript, and then just copy and paste it into the relevant scene. [Superscript & subscript numbers](https://unicode-table.com/en/sets/supersc
Changing your font size
You can change the font size by clicking on the text, then choosing the resizing tool. There are 5 standard options for font size: Tiny, Small, Medium, Large, and Huge, and clicking on one will apply it to your scene: There is also a slider option you can select if the 5 standard options aren't quite right. The slider lets your adjust the font size gradually, until the text looks p
Split long sentences into multiple parts
Do you have a too-long sentence and want to break it up without creating a new scene? Manage this common design challenge through subcenes. A subscene means that the background will remain while text animates in and out. Users of Presentation software could think of this function as a slide, where text animates in and out of the same background. Once you click on the add subsce
Can I bold or italicize my text?
Right now it's not possible to use bold or italics inside Lumen5. Instead, try emphasizing your text by highlighting key words.
To delete sub-scenes, click on the trash bin icon next to the sub-scene!