With Windows Movie Maker, you can add a title, your name, the date, credits, and other text to your movie. For example, you might want to add a title to introduce a person or scene that appears in your movie.
You can add title text to various places in your movie: at the beginning or end, before or after a clip, or overlaying a clip. The title plays for the specified amount of time, either on the screen by itself or overlaying the video as it plays, and then the title disappears and the video clip or picture continues.
The following picture shows a project with a title that appears before a video clip:
The following picture shows a project with a title that overlays a video clip as the clip plays:
The following picture shows a project with credits that appear at the end of the project:
If you know where you want the title or credit to appear in your movie, click that location on the storyboard/timeline.
Click Tools, and then click Titles and Credits.
Click the link that corresponds to where you want to add the title or credit.
In the Enter text for title box, type the text that you want to appear as the title or credit.
After you type the text, the monitor displays the default animation and format for the title or credit you want to add.
To change the title animation, click Change the title animation, and select a title animation from the list.
To change the font and color for your title, click Change the text font and color, and then choose the font, font color, formatting, background color, transparency, font size, and position of the title to your liking.
Click Add Title.
On the storyboard/timeline, click the title you want to edit.
Click Edit, and then click Edit Title.
Make the changes you want to make, and then click Add Title.
To make sure that you are in timeline view, click the View menu, and then click Timeline.
Select the title whose duration you want to change.
Do one of the following:
To extend the playback duration of the title, drag the end trim handle toward the end of the timeline.
To reduce the playback duration of the title, drag the end trim handle toward the beginning of the timeline.
On the storyboard/timeline, click the title that you want to remove from your movie.
Click Edit, and then click Remove.
Trim handles appear as black triangles at the beginning and end of a clip. The pointer changes to a red double-headed arrow when you hold it over a trim handle.