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jamie kaszer [Avatar]
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Hello all and thank you for the assist,
I spent some time searching the forums and couldn't find the answer. Please redirect/answer if you can.

I'm looking for more options in my subtitle formats. I would like to have a solid rectangular bar behind my subtitles that is automatically sized for each individual word. (This is the popular trend right now on Instagram).

I do not want to add a static black box object for the subtitle area.

Are there any add-ons that add this or other subtitle functions?

I have already installed Power Director 16 Ultimate Packs: Essentials; Premium 1,2,3; Wedding; Holiday Pack 8

thanks,

jamie

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Hello,

The only thing I can think of is to update to a later version that includes the Shape Designer, which can easily do what you request.

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Quote Hello all and thank you for the assist,
I spent some time searching the forums and couldn't find the answer. Please redirect/answer if you can.

I'm looking for more options in my subtitle formats. I would like to have a solid rectangular bar behind my subtitles that is automatically sized for each individual word. (This is the popular trend right now on Instagram).

I do not want to add a static black box object for the subtitle area.

Are there any add-ons that add this or other subtitle functions?

I have already installed Power Director 16 Ultimate Packs: Essentials; Premium 1,2,3; Wedding; Holiday Pack 8

thanks,

jamie

Subtitles have a unique meaning concerning video and very strict format options, from your description you're probably just talking "Titles" positioned near the bottom of your video.

No real add-ons that help this much in PD16, you simply need to resize colorboards or the like behind your text. It sounds like what you want is the text feature "Backdrop" which was added in PD18. You can have a black box or any color backdrop you wish behind your text that auto sizes with text.

Jeff
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