Do you have more than one line of text?
If so, you cannot animate with the Preset, and will need to do one of two things:
1.) create a separate Title for each line of text
2.) use Keyframes to animate the fixed Effects>Motion>Position and Scale
I'm applying anination to a single line of text, maybe 4-5 words
Then not sure why the Text Animation is grayed out.
Which Preset do you wish to apply?
Is the text Selected, i.e. the Bounding Box visible?
As Bill says:
1. Have only one line of text
2. Make sure you've selected the text block or highlighted all of the text.
3. Select an animation.
It's surprising how many people neglect to select both the block of text and the animation before trying to apply Text Animation!
That did the trick.
1st select the text.
2nd the animation I want. and the apply button shows up each time.
Thanks for the help.
It was "pilot error" after all.
And I don't get even a "helpful?"