I often add text over images to my videos and usually will add a translucent background to the text with a padding of maybe 15 or 20. I've been doing this for 2-3 years without any issues.
I'm using the text creation tool. (Not the captioning tool.)
Today, when I added my background and padding I noticed that there was more padding on the right side of the text than there was on the left side of the text. If I turn the padding to 0 (zero) there is still padding on the right side, even though the text on the left is directly against the edge.
When the text box is selected it's clear that the padding is not properly centered.
Is this a known issue? Is this a new issue?
Select text and shape and use the align tool to centre.
Can you elaborate? I'm creating the text background using the text tool's Appearance settings. I wasn't aware Premiere had alignment tools. How do I select the background and the source text? They seem to be the same object.
I see that the question was well clarified, but not solution was offered. I'm having the same issue, with the background feature under the "Appearance" menu of Essential Graphics title menu offering no separate control for background alignment relative to text alignment.
I'll also file this as a bug report.
Looks fine to me.
Align is for text and separate background. (missed that in the original question).
Thanks. Yours looks fine to me as well. And replicated perfectly on my end.
When I use a different font (Adobe btw!), I still get the off-center problem. I'm guessing this background tool doesn't play with all fonts, but it's a bit ironic that it doesn't work with Adobe Caslon Pro ( regardless of alignment: left, right, justified...)
Here's Adobe Caslon Pro on my rig ...
I've found this is only an issue with multi-line text and I recently discovered a work around. If a line ends with a space, the background is incorrectly centered. If you delete the space, the background looks correct.
(For many of my edits I'm copying and pasting a passage of text into a text box, so if it looks off, I just have to remember to go through each line and delete any trailing spaces that may be left after an automatic line break.)
Awesome discovery, thanks for posting!
It's been a few years now and the issue persists... any chance of this ever being fixed?
I thought I understood how this was a problem. And you were correct to point out the practical relevance of the problem being multiline and related to a space occurring at the end of a line.
But as I experimented, I now think the problem is just that a "space" character is included in the "text" to have background. This is important for spaces that are not at the end of a line.
This is easiest to see if you turn on "Per Line" in the Background Styles -> Fill Mode. (EGP, Appearance section, Wrench icon).
Whether point text or paragraph text, if there is a space at the end, the background box is extended. It is not "off-center" if you consider the space. Many users (and most viewers) would not notice the differences as long as there is some degree of padding. But it does appear "off."
In any event, I think it would fit into the category of an "Idea/feature request" rather than a bug. Was a bug report ever filed? We have now migrated from UserVoice, but you should file a bug report or feature request if that never happened.
To be clear, this was a change in behavior a few versions ago. I often have quotes that I copy and paste into my videos and from 2017-2021 the text background color did not extend to include a space at the end of a line.
Thank you for the information about reporting bugs. I'll report this now.