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    How can I add text where I want in iMovie '09?
    Hi all, I'm completely new to editing video...I think I did some minor editing on the PC several years ago, but I'm all Mac now.

    I have iMovie '09, and have a video I recorded with Screenflow. I left space on about the left half of the screen so that I could either have text scroll up or "typed" out on that part of the screen. (I'm adding english translations to a video I recorded in German.)

    The problem is, the only way I see to add text on screen is through the titles, but there doesn't seem to be a way to move the text to where I want it to be - there are only pre-defined areas.

    Is there a way to have text scroll up that's NOT centered on screen, or a way to just add text where I want it?

    Thanks!
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    I can't see an option for custom placing your text. This isn't a surprise since iMovie is not a professional tool.

    I thought Screenflow had some text placement capability. See their demos page for the 'New' Overview demo of text capabilities.
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    Hmm I didn't even consider Screenflow - I'm mainly just using it as a screen recording tool, and haven't gotten much deeper into it than that.

    Thanks, I'll take a look
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    Screenflow has a pretty fully-featured editor that is ideal for the types of edits and effects you need for screencasts. I found it much easier than trying to trick iMovie into achieving similar results.

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