Margins controls in the Layout pane
Use the Margins controls—available when the Layout Method is set to Paragraph, Scroll, or Crawl—to set the size and location of text margins.
When a text file is imported into Motion, its margin and tab information is retained in the Motion project. The Layout Method (in the Layout pane of the Text Inspector) for the imported text is set to Paragraph. By default, text created in Motion is set to Type, creating one string of text until you enter a line break. To create columns with tabs or to use margins with text created in Motion, you must set the Layout Method (in the Layout pane of the Text Inspector) to Paragraph or Scroll.
There are several ways to create and adjust text margins, including using onscreen controls and controls in the Layout pane in the Text Inspector. You can set a margin for text before you create it.
Left Margin, Right Margin, Top Margin, and Bottom Margin: Sliders (available when Layout Method is set to Paragraph, Scroll, or Crawl) to define the text margins in the Canvas.