Adjusting Text Boxes and Keywords

Adjusting Text Boxes and Keywords

Text Boxes and Text

The shape and style of the text box will depend on the theme you select. You can select different themes to test which text box format you prefer without altering the text inside. However, you can resize the text and text boxes as well as move the position of the text box in the scene. 

Adjusting Text inside of Text Boxes

To resize the text within the text box, simply double-click the text box to open the formatting tools box, where you will see a drop-down option with a number in it in the top left. To change the size of the text, simply click the drop-down option and click the size you which to implement and the text will be formatted accordingly. 

To edit the text within the text box, double-click on the text box and then click on the text itself. This will allow you to add/delete parts of the text as you please.

Adjusting the Text Box Itself

To resize the text box, notice the double arrow on the right side of the formatting tools box. You can click and drag this to increase or decrease the width of the text box. The height of the text box will automatically adjust to best fit your text.

To move the position of the text box, double-click to access the formatting tools box. Now, click and hold on the top white bar of this box and drag it to whatever location in the scene you desire. The text box will be moved accordingly and slightly adjusted to make your scene look as visually appealing as possible.

Please note that certain themes will make your text box location centered, disallowing certain positions. Please switch the theme you are using if you encounter this issue and desire a text box position your current theme disallows. 

To learn about customizing the font of your text, visit our Brand Settings page and navigate to Intro Style and Scene Style.


If you use an article link, the AI behind Pictory will automatically select certain words and phrases to be keywords within your story board. 

If you used your own script, keywords will be assigned to all words and/or phrases that were bolded in that script. 

Keywords are highlighted words in the text boxes that will grab the viewer's attention and emphasize important points within your video. Here in an example of what keywords look like: 

Notice that "Fourth of July" is highlighted in yellow. The highlight color will depend on what theme you are using or whether or not brand settings are enabled for them. For more information on this, visit our page on themes or brand settings

Manually Adjusting Keywords 

1) Double-Click the text box with the words or phrases you wish you adjust. You should see the formatting tools appear like below.

2) To adjust keywords to your liking, start by "Clear Formatting" button which is the rightmost option on the top left of the formatting tools box. This will clear all keywords, leaving you with a completely unhighlighted sentence.

3) Click and drag over words/phrases you would like to appear as keywords and then press the "Highlight Text" button which is to the left of the "Clear Formatting" button. This will highlight all selected words and/or phrases. 

4) Simply click anywhere on the scene outside of the text box and your changes will be saved automatically. You will notice that your new keywords appear a different color in the scene list on the left, indicating those words/phrases are selected as keywords.

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