Import from Plain Text Dialog
File|Import|Captions from Plain Text (CTRL+G)
This resizable dialog lets you import lines from a plain text file, and convert them to captions. You can also write or paste any text here for easy conversion to captions.

File name is the name of the plain text file. Click ... to browse for the file.
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
Convert <br> tags to line breaks
When selected, occurences of <br> or <br/> (case insensitive) will be considered as line breaks. For example:
will be imported as:
Do not import text within '<' and '>'
When selected, any text within '<' and '>' characters will not be imported. For example:
will be imported as:
Consolidate white-space
When selected, consecutive white-space characters (space and tab) will be imported as a single space character. For example:
  This   is    a    test.
will be imported as:
  This is a test.
Remove blank lines after import
When selected, blank lines will be removed after import. For example:
will be imported as:
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. For example:
  What? Yeah!
will be imported as:
Ignore line breaks
When selected, line breaks in the text file will be ignored. For example:
will be imported as:
  This is Sparta.
Import all 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. For example:
will be imported as is.
Import ony double line breaks
When selected, single line breaks will be ignored and double line breaks will be considered as a line break. For example:
  To be
  not to
will be imported as:
  To be or
  not to be
(However, line breaks after a double line break will still be imported.)
Break lines by character count
When selected, extra line breaks will be inserted according to the character count specified in the box. Default value is 80 characters/line. For example, if 12 characters/line is specified:
  This line is too long.
will be imported as:
  This line is
  too long.
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). For example, if 12 characters/line is specified:
  This <i>line</i> is too long.
will be imported as:
  This <i>line</i> is
  too long.
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 application-wide display font by clicking (Same as using View|Set Display Font... command).
You can also change the font in the text field temporarily 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.
Use existing caption times
When selected, existing captions will be replaced by imported captions, while their time values remain unchanged. (if the number of existing captions differ from imported captions, you will be asked for confirmation).
When unselected, existing captions will remain, and imported captions will be transferred to Assign Caption Times Window where you can manually assign their times.
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