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Please add feature to control the text line height in ScreenFlow

Please add feature to control the text line height in ScreenFlow.

Thanks in advance!

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  • That can be interpreted in a number of different ways. Please explain and/or include visual examples from another program.

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  • This is how Sketch does:

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  • And this how they do it in another program.

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  • Good examples. Thanks.

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    (just to support the question/request) - here is the options we have.

    So far, I end up just typing out many pieces of text - because you have to manually create line-height to get it looking anywhere near pro. We do need control of that. The Font-size is also hard to work with - but maybe I'll open up another ticket for that.

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  • I'm a new user of ScreenFlow and I'm blown away but how much I can do with it but this was a significant hang up for me as I was having line spacing issues and ultimately had to create multiple text elements where one could have sufficed.  Thanks for listening to these feature requests.  Very impressed with ScreenFlow.

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  • Connor Martin ranking fourth in the forum feature requests vote in a short period too.

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  • +1 for this.  Screenflow is awesome.  One place it isn't awesome is dealing with typography.  Would love to see some emulation from popular graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc.) that have set the standard for things such as type customization options and corresponding keyboard shortcuts.  Thanks for the great app.  

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      • 8 mths ago
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      Daniel Vivarelli Please make sure you actually select the Vote button because that is reported to the developers.

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  • Hey Telestream. I love your app and use it all the time. I just paid for an upgrade to V. 9 I was really really hoping the line-height setting was going to be there.

     

    This feature would be great to add. I just created a video and had a client ask to make an adjustment to the line height. It was the only adjustment needed and I cant do it. lol 

     

    Please consider adding this feature. :)

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      • 7 mths ago
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      Caleb B We're now certainly investigating adding this feature. Our internal reference is FLOW-3264

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  • OMG this is so long overdue... yes please!

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  • Text leading is an absolute necessity. I have to break up multiline text manually so I can adjust line spacing. 

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  • Line spacing, leading, whatever you want to call it, it's nuts that to reduce the amount of space between lines of text I have to create text boxes for each new line. Please fix this! I thought that v10, which I just bought today, would fix this problem. It doesn't!

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  • I, too, hoped that line spacing would be in version 10 (natively). However, I've been using custom line spacing since version 8. Here's how:

    Copy/paste your text into TextEdit (first convert the doc to Rich Text), adjust the leading, and then copy/paste back into ScreenFlow. You can then copy and reuse that text box as many times as you want, and when you change the text in Screenflow, it will automatically use the custom line height.

    Text animations work fine too.

    One caveat: Text gets weirdly clipped near the top of the text box. To avoid this, start the textbox with an empty line. See the lower case 'i' in the 2nd screenshot—but again, just starting the textbox with an extra line will resolve the issue.

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      John Balestrieri Interesting workaround tip. Thanks for that.

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  • John Balestrieri nice workaround.

     

    Telestream team ... can you guys please hire some consultants in the field of typography and please provide us with some proper features for type finally?  

    Leading, kerning, line height ... with industry standard keyboard short cuts. 

    That's what we, your loyal users are wanting please. 

    Please, it's 20201. Stop forcing us to use that atrocious system default Fonts, Paragraph, Character panel and using these workarounds as posted by John. 

    Screenflow is amazing. We love it or we wouldn't be here. 

    The typography features finally deserve some professional attention, yes? 

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    • Daniel Vivarelli I know devs hate people guessing as to why things are the way they are, but as a graphics dev myself, I'm just going to take a guess… 😅

      The animation effects for text require the individual characters to be turned into sprites, so they can fade in, move, etc. Having written such a system myself, you can't rely on all of the wonderful text features of macOS… You need to reinvent them yourself. So I can see how leading didn't make the feature cut.

      I also see that round letters, o, c, e, etc., look clipped — their outer bowls have flat edges, not curves. That could be a side effect of converting the font to a series of texture maps—there's not enough padding around each character. And that weird glitch with the 'i' in my example happens when texture mapping these character textures—the edge pixels can get repeated.

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  • +1 to this. I am on ScreenFlow 8, and every time there is an upgrade, I look to see if you've added line height (ideally, also add paragraph spacing too!), and you haven't. Yes, it does surprise me. As more of a text guy, I can't understand why this isn't in there, and so I still have not upgraded.

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