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In a past post we explained how to add text to blank motion videos using video-editing software. You can easily add text to videos that are in a PowerPoint presentation. Here’s how: First, insert a video. From a blank slide, under Insert choose Video.Then under Insert choose Text Box and type the words.Format the font and colors as desired. If you want…Read More >>
Question: Do you have suggestions or samples for printing and framing my church’s mission and vision statements? Answer: Displaying these statements is a great idea! We’ve created two templates — formal-looking and contemporary — for that purpose. Choose the style that best fits your congregation. Then display the framed statements in the church office, fellowship hall or…Read More >>
Question: The motion videos on your site are very handy; can I change the text on them? Answer: Although you can’t make changes to videos that already contain text, you can add your own text or Scripture verses to our wide selection of blank videos. To do that, you’ll need video-editing software. Many computers come with Windows…Read More >>
A newsletter editor at a South Carolina church requested ideas for freshening up the publication, which we redesigned more than 10 years ago. These front pages show how the newsletter’s “look” has progressed over time: For the latest remake, our designer began with the nameplate. That entire area is now much larger, with room for…Read More >>
Looking for a fun, easy way to honor the children who attend your church’s vacation Bible school? Celebrate what kids learn this summer by presenting them with personalized Certificates of Participation. As a bonus, we’re providing a free template from Essential Church Certificates: Children’s Edition. Simply fill in the information, print and sign. Then watch children’s…Read More >>
When a layout is filled with boxes, the design has a “closed off” feel. But it’s easy to set your pages free! We addressed this in a previous “Design Tips” post called “Learn the proper use of boxes, screens and rule lines.“ Below, learn how to make an outlined text box less “boxy.” The unboxed…Read More >>