If Pond5 said that it would be easy, you might want to ask them.
After Effects is a powerful program, but it is not easy. You can't just jump in in the middle and start using it without taking time to go through the basic learning materials.
... but I very strongly recommend that you take time to work your way through the basic learning materials. It will greatly reduce frustration.
I have sent a message to the person that created this project, so we'll see if he/she has anything to tell me
that will help. I'll watch more tutorials about how things work in Adobe AE. I really like the program...these types of
things interest me greatly and I would like to know more about them. I just wish I didn't have to watch hours of video to change some text. I did find, however, that there was a file included in the downloaded file from Pond 5 called "project.aep". This file seems to be editable. I messed with it a little and did manage to change some text, but the words I replaced the original text with are different lenths, thus they need to be repositioned in the project.
Anyway, thanks for your reply. I'll work more at understanding how the program works and we'll take it from there.
I'll work more at understanding how the program works and we'll take it from there.
That's the way to do it.
You need to remember that AE in its current configuration was originally intended for professional use as a standalone application. Although the Adobe marketing folks would hope you buy it with an eye to a quick start, AE's emphasis on a thorough knowledge of the basics means that it's still a "learn to walk before you run" program.
It may happen some day, but right now there's no such thing as quickstart set of instructions in AE. Things are just too Byzantine in AE to allow it.