Try clicking the Apply button on the Text Animations panel.
Thanks for the quick reply steve. I tried that. Even tried starting new project. I'm doing the text over black video if thats any help.
Here's how it works for me.
I drag to select my text in the Title workspace, then I click to select a Text Animation. I click Apply then Preview to see a test play of it. If I like it, I click the Done button.
Check me out on this before we pass it on to jerrymac50......
I am quoting jerrymac50
"I can get it to roll and crawl but no animated. Everything else works. "
If I am interpreting correctly what was written, I believe the non functional words are "roll and crawl". You cannot apply animation when you have selected the roll or crawl option. It only works with the default still. Right or Wrong?
Just a little add on........
Makes sense, Tony.
Just to add, the title animation does not work on multi-lined titles. If thats the case, please split the title text into two separate lines and try applying the effect.
Along with the ideas and suggestions offered above, remember that one can "animate" all sorts of things in a Title in PE, by using Keyframes on Effects like Motion>Position, Motion>Scale, and many more, such as Effects>Gaussian Blur.
The Animation Presets do simplify things a bit, but there is still the manual creation of Keyframed Effects, that offer so very much more control - they just take some "hand work."