In Timeline, sometimes the "apply" button is available when I want to apply text animation and other times it is not. How can I determine when a text animation option is available and when it is not. Sometime the "apply" button is available and some times it is not. Not sure when I can "apply" text animation to selected text.
If you have more than one line of Text, then you can either do separate, one-line Tiles and apply the animation, or create a multi-line Title, and manually Keyframe the fixed Effects>Motion>Position, or other.
Which animation did you wish to apply?
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