Easy Animated Text

Vertical Moon's Text-OsteroneVertical Moon’s Text-Osterone is an easy-to-use program for creating impressive animated text files in .swf or .fla (Flash) format. You can combine and customize more than 200 effects using any active font, use multiple lines of text, apply different effects to different blocks of text, and add click actions to launch Web pages or load other SWF files.

And it only costs $40.

Helpfully, it lets you specify the number of seconds the effect should take and the frame rate, so that animations take the same amount of time on any computer. It can also optionally output the result to a QuickTime movie.

The effects are impressive — I encourage you to have a look at their examples. (Perhaps you can recreate them in Quark’s Quark Interactive Designer!)