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  • My First Project

My First Project

The first time SubtitleNEXT is started, a new subtitle file will be created and it will be ready to be filled with subtitles. You can start work in this file or File > Open an existing one. If you open an existing subtitle file and there is a media file with the same name in its folder, SubtitleNEXT will open both.
SubtitleNEXT will ask you to fill in file properties. The most important one is the subtitles' Translated Language which is the target language of the subtitle file. Every time you open a file with no language defined, the program will prompt you to fill it.
Media can be additionally opened from the Video or Audio menus by choosing one of the available options, for example Video > Open Video File... will prompt you to choose from your local video files. Media playback is controlled through the Player Controls panel at the bottom of the program's screen.
Video can be visible in the text editor (View > Presentation Mode checked) and as separate Preview window (View > Preview). Both can be active at the same time.
If you want to translate an existing subtitle file, after opening it, choose File > New Translation.
You are already in text editing area, the caret shows you the editing position, and you are ready to type or edit the text. Text editing is as natural as in a normal text editor or word processing program. You can create new subtitles by either executing Subtitles > Insert command, or simply by double pressing Enter key (as if you are inserting an empty line in a text editor).
You can move between subtitles with a keyboard PgUp/PgDn keys. Up and Down arrows will also move to previous or next subtitle when you are at the first or last line of text of the current subtitle. You can also use your mouse to select a subtitle or scroll the list.
You can edit In and Out time cues by using respectively Timing > Edit In-Cue and Timing > Edit Out-Cue and press Enter key when you are ready. You can activate those editors also by clicking the cues with the mouse.
You can grab the current media position and set it as In-Cue or Out-Cue by using respectively Timing > Set In-Cue or Timing > Set Out-Cue. You can use those commands while the media is playing with a Play with Subtitles command (Ctrl+Space by default).
You can save your file to the native .subn format (File > Save), or export it into one of many offered formats (File > Export...). Saving, as well as the opening of files is not limited only to a local storage, but it can also be remote location, such as FTP, Internet or other type of destination.