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Open captions text not centre aligned with background

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Oct 17, 2018

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Just trying to do some simple open captions (white text with black background) and the text is not in the centre of the background box, which looks pretty bad. Can't seem to change it as all controls change the text and background as one. There's got to be a simple solution...? Any help much appreciated.open_captions.jpeg

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Correct answer by Stan Jones | Adobe Community Professional

Known issue and no fix yet. I know of no workaround. I reduce the opacity of the background box - sometimes all the way off.

Problem if burning in; If your exporting srt, it won't matter.

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Open captions text not centre aligned with background

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Just trying to do some simple open captions (white text with black background) and the text is not in the centre of the background box, which looks pretty bad. Can't seem to change it as all controls change the text and background as one. There's got to be a simple solution...? Any help much appreciated.open_captions.jpeg

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Correct answer by Stan Jones | Adobe Community Professional

Known issue and no fix yet. I know of no workaround. I reduce the opacity of the background box - sometimes all the way off.

Problem if burning in; If your exporting srt, it won't matter.

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Known issue and no fix yet. I know of no workaround. I reduce the opacity of the background box - sometimes all the way off.

Problem if burning in; If your exporting srt, it won't matter.

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Hi fionaf,

Sorry to hear that you are facing the alignment issue with Open Captions in Adobe Premiere Pro.

This is a known issue and we are working on it. My apologies, I don't have a workaround or a helpful response.

I would advocate on your behalf.

Thanks,

Shivangi

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Any idea when this will be resolved? 8 months after you acknowledged this is a known issue, and I'm still experiencing this flaw. It looks so unprofessional and is very, very poor from Adobe.

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Jun 21, 2019

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This is a workaround that worked for me. It seems to be a font-face related issue. I tried many different fonts until I came across a couple that worked. Futura and Open Sans. There are probably others but I stopped looking. You just have to try them out for yourself. Hope this helps.

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Thanks for this, good to know. Still crap that we can't use any font we like.

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It's October 16th, 2019 - One year later - still not fixed to work with Arial and many more Fonts! When can we expect a solution?

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This issue was reported 2 years ago and still nothing has been done. In this day and age where everything on social media is captioned you would think we would have a solution by now unless i'm missing something.

 

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Seriously guys — please can this be fixed, spent ages looking for the right front and now this box doesn't want to center..... it's 2019, please fix this.

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12 months on and still not fixed!

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Actually....

I had not looked at this closely enough in recent versions. PR Version 13.1.3 (we are now on 13.1.5 as of yesterday or the day before) had several Caption changes. Two of them were:

- Added control line height control in caption preferences
- Handle the line spacing correctly for free positioned lines

I don't know what the second one does. But the first improves the problem here. A previous update provided the ability to set line height on import. Now there is a line height setting to the right of the Edge setting.

Give it a try.

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Hi Stan - where are these settings in the program? I have updated to 13.5 but can't find them anywhere. Very annoying issues! Thanks in advance!

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Patrick_de, that was confusing. They call it "line height," but the name in the Caption Panel is "Line Spacing." It is to the right of "Edge." It is available only for Open Captions.

You can set it from 0 to 100. In my test just now, I was getting odd results with captions set to upper right, and perhaps others. 0 sets the text right at the bottom of the background block; 100 makes the background block taller and sets the text just under the middle. This may vary by font; I tested only Arial.

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