A lot depends on a lot, duck. Have you ensured you have the latest version of Quicktime, per the program's requirements? And have you manually gone to the AMD or nVidia sites and ensured you have the latest driver for your video card? (don't trust Windows to do it.)
But applying a text animation is very simple.
+ You must select the text in the Monitor window that you want to apply the animation to.
+ The text can only be one line long.
+ Click to select the animation you want to apply.
+ Click the Apply button.
I have just read your thread and will respond more fully after you have read through the link provided in this thread. Right now I want to point out where I do not agree especially with SG's "The text can only be one line long" when it comes to the Premiere Elements Titler Text Animation Feature. Not so.
For starters, please check out my blog post on the Premiere Elements Titler Text Animations and a sampling of some of the text animation effects that can be achieved in the Premiere Elements Titler Text Animation feature.
Thanks for your answers. The most important part probably was the "one line long" information, that helped fixing it for me
Thanks for the follow up with the good news that you are OK with applying Text Animation to more than one line of text in the Premiere Elements Titler.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you have additional questions or need clarification on anything written.