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Leonard Frankford
Can I make an en-dash in Premiere's Titler?
on May 24, 2018 at 3:56:46 pm

A client recently asked me to use an en-dash instead of a hyphen in a title recently. I had never even heard of an en-dash. She gave me instructions on how to make it in Word. I tried using the option/alt key and number code in the titler to make the dash but it didn't work (we have to use Gil Sans in our shop). I explained to her that the titler is not a word processor and that whatever works for Word doesn't work for Premiere. She is willing to live with the standard hyphen, but is there a way to make an en- (or even an em-) dash in Premiere? And why does anyone care?

Leonard F.


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Ricky Barrow
Re: Can I make an en-dash in Premiere's Titler?
on May 24, 2018 at 4:51:35 pm

Good question .. would a workaround be to copy from Word and paste, and is that possible?

Ricky


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Leonard Frankford
Re: Can I make an en-dash in Premiere's Titler?
on May 24, 2018 at 5:05:20 pm

It might work. I have copied/pasted from Word before into the Titler. In this case the client didn't type anything beforehand; I just tried to make it myself. But I can try copying it from a document.

Leonard F.


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Can I make an en-dash in Premiere's Titler?
on May 24, 2018 at 5:12:43 pm

You should be able to just use the ascii code for the en-dash using your number pad.
Just hold down the alt key and type 0150 on the number pad (make sure num lock is on). It should work. For an m-dash hold down the alt key and type 0151 on the number pad.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Leonard Frankford
Re: Can I make an en-dash in Premiere's Titler?
on May 24, 2018 at 6:54:34 pm

Is there a number lock key on a Mac? I don't see one.

Leonard F.


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Can I make an en-dash in Premiere's Titler?
on May 24, 2018 at 9:37:07 pm

Leonard -

Maybe not quite as direct as on the PC (just different, I guess), but it is possible:

https://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/a-guide-to-special-characters-on-y...

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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