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New text appears stretched

New Here ,
Apr 06, 2019 Apr 06, 2019

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When I use the Type tool to insert text, the letters appear distorted. They look "tall" as if they have been stretched. I can't seem to work out why this is happening, all of the character settings seem normal and I've tried reseting the character but to no avail. I have just updated to the latest version of AE (16.1.0).

Hope you can help! Thanks!

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Apr 06, 2019 Apr 06, 2019

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A guess:

Check your composition settings > Basic tab > Pixel Aspect Ratio. Is that set to 'Square pixels' ?

If not - you'll need to give us more of a clue...

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New Here ,
Mar 30, 2020 Mar 30, 2020

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This helped me 100%, THANKS! That was definitely the problem 😃

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 11, 2022 Jan 11, 2022

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Hi, I am having the same issue as liamw10085793. Pixel Aspect Ratio is set to square pixels... I also tried Reset Character, to no avail. Any advice on how to fix the text appearance? 

 

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Community Expert ,
Apr 06, 2019 Apr 06, 2019

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Check the Character Panel, if needed Reset it. If you don't know how check the user guide using AE's Search Help field in the very top right corner of the app or poke around in the Character Panel until you find the option.

As Mike said, check your composition settings. There is almost never a reason for anyone not working with anamorphic original footage or delivering product to a major studio preparing an anamorphic production to create or use non-square pixel frame sizes or comp settings. If you are using non-square pixel formats you had better be an expert in the format. They went away many years ago and media players don't deal with them well so the audience is extremely limited.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 05, 2020 Jan 05, 2020

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Thank you Rick! Reset Character worked. 

For anyone who needs more information

Window > Character > Right Click the top of the Character Panel > Reset Character

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May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024

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Saved my day, thanks.

 

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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Thanks Rick!

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