User Guide > Pitching Your Storyboard > Working with Captions

Working with Captions

As you play back your storyboard, your audience may want to see the dialogue or action notes as subtitles. For that reason, the Pitch Mode workspace lets you select one of the caption fields available in your storyboard and display it at the bottom of the Camera view. By default, the Dialogue caption is selected.

This section includes the following topics:

Showing and Hiding the Caption Tools
Selecting a Caption
Customizing the Look of Captions

Showing and Hiding the Caption Tools

If you want to make the selected caption field larger, you can hide the Caption tools area.

To hide the Caption Tools area:

In the Caption Tools area, click the Arrow button to hide the settings.

To show the Caption Tools area:

Hover the cursor at the edge of the caption, when you see a splitter cursor, drag left to reveal the Caption Tools area.

Selecting a Caption

In the Control Panel view, you will find a drop-down menu that will allow you to select the captions in your storyboard. Note that you cannot select a sketch caption. Only text captions can be selected.

To select a caption:

From the Caption menu, select a caption to display below the Camera view.

Customizing the Look of Captions

By default, the selected caption field has a black background and a gray font. You can change the colours and the font.

To customize the look of captions:

In the Caption Tools area, do any of the following:

Background Colour: Double-click the background colour swatch. In the Colour Picker window, select a new colour.

Font Colour: Double-click the font colour swatch. In the Colour Picker window, select a new colour.
Font: Click Font. In the Select Font window, set the font parameters.