How to word wrap captions in Premiere

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Apr 04, 2019

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I imported an .srt captions file that I made at YouTube. Then I dragged the captions to my timeline above the video and the timing is perfect. I also adjusted the font size to make the captions easier to read. However, I am uncertain how to word wrap the captions. Currently, some of the caption text goes beyond the right side of the screen. While I could manually create a line break, I was hoping Adobe Premiere has a way to auto word wrap the text, like YouTube.

So, how do you set the captions text in each box to word wrap?

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How to word wrap captions in Premiere

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I imported an .srt captions file that I made at YouTube. Then I dragged the captions to my timeline above the video and the timing is perfect. I also adjusted the font size to make the captions easier to read. However, I am uncertain how to word wrap the captions. Currently, some of the caption text goes beyond the right side of the screen. While I could manually create a line break, I was hoping Adobe Premiere has a way to auto word wrap the text, like YouTube.

So, how do you set the captions text in each box to word wrap?

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Sep 30, 2019

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I have the same issue. I  need to burn a big translation on a video so it's not a good option to do it manually.

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Sep 30, 2019

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I don't believe this is possible in PR.

 

I would use subtitle edit: Tools -> Split Long Lines. I will give you a choice of setting "Single line maximum length" and inserting line breaks - <br /> - to make multiple lines at the same timecode, or "Line maximum length" to create a new line at a new timecode. For the latter category you can also tell it whether to add no punctuation, or to insert a dash or ... at the beginning and or end of added lines.

I can't say whether the timing worked, but the file imported without error, and the text was correct.

 

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Where do you find "Tools -> Split Long Lines" ??

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Nov 26, 2020

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In the third party app "Subtitle Edit":

https://www.nikse.dk/subtitleedit/

 

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Thanks!

Xavier Adechy



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Hi, I have been having this problem too in Pr, have they found a solution to this?

My issue is when creating subtitles for different version of videos for social media, for example:

Square and Vertical (where you need it to adjust to a two liner and not exit the screen)
versus
Standard and Wide (where you need the captions to stretch as a one line).

I hate it when I have to re-edit the srt file(in the Captions console) after editing them for Standard and Wide, and then re-editing them back again for re-exporting the first edit. 

 

Another problem is when I create a duplicate of the SRT file, so I could assign it to a designated sequence, it shows errors, and sometimes only 1 of them are visible (like you can only use one srt file per project. 


Note: I use a single project file for a single video and make the dimensions adjustment for each setting as a sequence. 


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