I just started with Premiere Elements 9, so this is probably a case of newbie ignorance...
I set up a text title, and went to add a 'text animation' (I want the 'FadeInByLine' animation to be exact), but the 'Apply' button is always grayed out. In fact it's grayed out for all the text animations. What do I need to do to make it use the animation?
I'm running 9 on windows XP, thanks!
First, do you have more than one line of Text?
Next, when going to apply the Text Animation to just one line, have you Selected the Text (Selection Tool - the Arrow), and gotten the Bounding Box?
Thanks for your help, Bill
The problem was I had 2 lines of text - apparently the animation will only work on 1 line at a time...
You are correct - Animation Presets for only 1 line of text.
Now, if you want multiple lines of text to be animated, just do one Title, per line, stack them one above the other in the Timeline Video Tracks, then apply the Animation Preset(s) of choice.
You might find these Alignment Grids useful to get everything lined up.