Thank you very much for your reply.
What is happening is that I chose the lower third from the text menu and input my text in Japanese. It displays on a black background (with an X across)in the viewer window. When I go to drag and drop it onto the timeline, it moves with this x but does not drop on to the timeline and then seem to disappear. When I look at the canvas there are no subtitles appearing on the video data as the subtitle data does not appear on the track above the animation data.
What I need to do is be able to get the text data on the track above the animation data but can't seem to get it to drag and drop.
I appreciate any guidance that you can give me on this.
PS: I can send some screen shot or short video clip data of this if you would like by mail.
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