There are a few quick editing options that maybe aren’t as obvious as we thought – here they are, listed and explained.
When an image is selected, the editing box will appear in the bottom right – this is where the magic starts…
Cut, Copy and Paste
‘Cut’ will remove the image or text box but leave it on the clip board for you to paste
‘Copy’ will copy the object to the clip board without removing it from the page. It will copy the object and all it’s properties including the duration it takes to draw, what style it’s in, colour and camera angle etc.
‘Paste’ will paste whatever’s on the clip board. You have to have something selected to use this function. It wont replace the object you select, it will just paste it exactly in the same place as whatever has been copied.
Replace, Flip and Rotate
This is the ‘Replace’ button. It’s used to swap in any image in the place of one you dont want any more. I find it useful when I’ve edited the timings or camera angle but want a different image, it keeps all the options you’ve set on an image an literally just replaces it with another. It’s good. It’s also useful if you have imported your own .svg from outside videoscribe, have edited it and want to update it – just use this replace button.
Flip that! This will reflect your object horizontally in case for example you want someone to be facing the other way or you want an arrow to be facing the opposite direction.
Rotate button is different from just using the ‘free’ rotate which is on the images or text that you directly select. This button does a rotate in 90 degree spurts. It’s also useful if you’ve done a ‘free rotate’ on an object but want it to be reset. Just click this button so it rotates round exactly round in 90 degree spurts.