Import from Plain Text Dialog
File|Import|Captions from Plain Text...
 
This resizable dialog lets you import lines from a plain text file, which will be converted to captions and transferred to Assign Caption Times Window. You can also write or paste any text here for easy conversion to captions.
 

 
File name
Enter the name of the plain text file, or click ... to browse for the file.
 
Import
Click Import to import the text file into the text field below. You can change the File Import Options and re-import until the imported lines look right.
 
File Import Options
 
Ignore while-space
When selected, white-space characters (space and tab) at the start of a line will not be imported and other consecutive white-space characters will be replaced with a single space character.
 
Do not import text within '<' and '>'
When selected, text within '<' and '>' characters (including those characters) will not be imported. This option may help when importing documents containing HTML tags.
 
Do not import blank lines
When selected, blank lines in the text file will not be imported.
 
Import line breaks
When selected, lines will be imported according to the line breaks in the text file. In other words, the text file will be imported line by line.
 
Break lines by character count
When selected, the line breaks in the text file will be ignored and line breaks will be inserted according to the character count specified in the box. Default value is 80 characters/line.
 
Do not count text within '<' and '>'
When selected, text within '<' and '>' characters (including those characters) will be ignored while counting the characters (see 'Break lines by character count' option above).
 
Insert a line break for double line breaks
When selected, a line break will be inserted when two consecutive line breaks are encountered in the text file. When this option is not selected (and 'Break lines by character count' is selected), line breaks in the text file will be totally ignored.
 
Insert a line break after '?', '!' and '.'
When selected, a line break will be inserted when a '?', '!' or '.' character followed by a white-space character is encountered.
 
Text for caption conversion
This text field shows the imported text that will be converted to captions when you click OK. It is also editable for making final corrections if necessary. In fact, you can skip the import process and paste or write your text here.
 
You can change the display font by clicking .
 
Caption Conversion Options
 
Target language track
If there are more than one language tracks, the text will be assigned to the language track selected here in the converted captions.
 
Combine lines with <br> tags
When 'no' is selected, every imported line will be converted to a separate caption. When an 'every x lines' option is selected, every imported x lines will be combined with <br> tags and converted to a single caption.
 
Insert a blank caption after every line
When selected, a blank caption will be inserted after every converted caption, which allows to assign termination times for the converted captions.