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Joey Harvey
Align on specific character within a word (for a lower-third template)
on Sep 20, 2014 at 1:42:50 pm

I am trying to create a template for a lower-third template that aligns a word on the centre of specific character.

In my case, I always want the 4th letter to be in the same position.

My client is requesting a specific non-monofaced font which makes all the solutions I can think of inconsistent.

So far my closest solution is divide the word into 3 parts a,b,c:

a|b|c

I centre align b then right align a and left align c either side.

eg. com|m|unity

unfortunately, as b's width changes depending on the character, the spacing looks rubbish. If only I could find the width of b then adjust the position of a and c accordingly I would have what I want!

Can anyone advise me? Thanks!

Joey


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Align on specific character within a word (for a lower-third template)
on Sep 20, 2014 at 11:21:45 pm

The only way this is possible is to have each character on its own layer; coupled with Sample Image to discern each character's width in order to ensure proper kerning. Your best bet is to create a slider to allow a user to move the text's xPosition into place.

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Joey Harvey
Re: Align on specific character within a word (for a lower-third template)
on Sep 23, 2014 at 4:59:00 pm

Ah Ha! Yes, SampleImage will do nicely, thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

(And apologies for not acknowledging this sooner, I'm kinda new around here and got sidetracked waiting for my enquiry to be moderated!)


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