Add an easy way to make/use text presets!
Back when I used Premiere Pro CC2014 there was a button in the text tool which gave us a preset menu. There you could save the current text as a preset and then use it in every project just by making a dummy text and applying the preset from before. It was one hotkey and like 2 clicks.
In the later versions, especially in CC2018 which I'm using currently, that text tool became the "legacy titler". Not only did the good text tool wander off in the dark corners of Premiere's settings, it also lost its feature to save and use presets!
I attached two pictures. One showing the CC2014 text tool, one showing the CC2018 legacy titler. As you see there, the legacy titler has at least one menu point less (the preset menu).
There are two ways to make text presets currently in CC2018 as far as I know. Here is a video where I show the first one:
As you can see in the video, copied texts don't get linked. That means, if you want to have the same string of text on two different points you need to copy it and if you edit one, you need to edit the other one, too. That was not needed in CC2014 as you could use texts by reference!
Also it's pretty annoying that you need to delete one effect layer after/before applying your preset.
The other way of doing that is with the help of "essential graphics".
You create a text with the "new" text tool, right click on it in the timeline after you're done setting it up, click on "export as animation preset" and save it somewhere. If you start a new project after that, you "just" need to find that animation preset in the "Essential Graphics" menu and add it to your timeline. Which needs time to load(1) and is pretty clunky in terms of workflow(2).
What I would like to see now is:
An easy(!) way to apply, create and edit text presets in Premiere Pro which you can use outside of one specific project and which are fast, with as few steps in between as possible.
Clarification to what I wrote for item (2) below...
There is a way to use MTS's across projects. Use File > Import or Media Browser to import a a project or sequence from within project which contains the original Text + Master Text Style (MTS) you want to use. Then you will have the MTS in your current Project Panel and be able to use it for Graphics within that project. It's not the easiest method but it works until we can get full support for MTS's across projects.
Thank you for your well prepared comments and feedback.
Using prgraphics (aka "Essential Graphics"), have you considered using either of these two methods:
(1) Make a Graphic you like (can be text, shapes, clips, or just text), then Export as MOGRT and apply that mogrt from the EGP browser to your timeline whenever you want, in any project.
(2) Make a text you like, then choose Create Master text Style from the EGP > Edit tab under "Master Styles". Then assign that master style to other text layer or whole Graphics. Note that you cannot correctly use this method across projects. We have open requests to make it work across Projects if you have Multiple Projects Open.