Import of Text and DOC files

Preparing subtitles in text files/MS Word

FAB Subtitler can import text files with subtitles. Text files can contain both timecode and text. The format of the text file must be the following:

10:00:02:14 10:00:05:23
First line of text
Second line of text

10:00:06:03 10:00:10:12
First line of text
Second line of text

10:00:10:18 10:00:13:21
Only one line of text

10:00:14:04 10:00:18:13
First line of text
Second line of text

Make sure that the first line always contains timecode. The following lines contain text. An empty line will create a new subtitle.

If you will only be importing text but not subtitles then the line with the timecode does not have to be present in the file.

To save the text file with subtitles please do the following:

  1. Select “Save as” in the “File” menu and click on the “Save” button.

  2. When saving the file in Notepad please select the “Unicode” encoding. When saving the file in Microsoft Word simply select the “Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc)” format.

Importing subtitles in FAB Subtitler

  1. Start FAB Subtitler

  2. Select “New” from the “File” menu in FAB Subtitler

  3. Select “Import” from the “File” menu

  4. Select the encoded text file that you have just saved in Notepad/MS Word.

This page was last updated on 2021-05-06