Thanks for that, Robert. In that thread, Bill says:
"With Titles, one tripping point for some, is that Titler is used to create Titles, and will place them into the Project Panel for use. One can then have multiple Instances of that Title on the Timeline, and if one makes a change to one of those Instances, or to the Title from the Project Panel, that change will affect all Instances of that Title. Often, this is what one wants, though not always. If you have created a Title, and wish to use variations of that Title, but say with different Text, then you will want to Duplicate that Title, and just edit the Text in each Duplicate. There is a big, and useful difference, between Duplicate Titles and Instances of a Title. Many users do not understand those differences, and become concerned when they edit an Instance of a Title, and cannot understand why that edit affects all other Instances of that Title - that is the way that it is supposed to work. If one needs to edit just one Instance of a Title, they would Duplicate that, make the edit and replace that Instance with the Duplicate"
I do not understand the difference between the instance and the duplicate. If I have a title that I am happy with, how can I re-use it (but be able to edit each version of it)? Can someone step me thtough that? Thanks!!!
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As Robert points out and as I note in my books, if you Copy a title, you will get another instance of the title. Essentially a clone. And if you change one copy of it, it changes ALL of the copies of it.
But if you right-click on the title in the Project/Media panel and select Duplicate, you get a duplicate of the title. It looks exactly like the original title, except that you can change it without affecting the original.
It's a very important distinction!
Ah, the missing piece for me was WHERE do I select "duplicate." I was trying to figure it out from the timeline (where I was originally doing the cut-n-paste). Your hint on doing it from the Project panel made ALL the difference. Thanks!
Sorry that I had omitted that exact step. Glad that Steve was able to point you in the right direction, and also that Robert furnished you with the link.
PS - one problem that I often have is that much of what I write about, has to work with both PrE and PrPro, and there can be some differences. Also, there are now the differences in how things behave on a Mac vs a PC. Too often, I miss a necessary detail, and you found one of those omissions. I will correct that next time.
Thanks for the clear up.
I had given up on this matter long ago, dismissing it as another Adobe design limitation.
To me a copy is a COPY, not a clone. If I copied my wife, changing the copy would not change my wife.
How does one go about making an exact digital copy of his wife, Ted?
Sorry, but I have to challenge your metaphor.