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    13 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » Essential Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Jack Adamson commented  · 

    Thanks James, I just tried all those shortcut commands, with no luck....Alt + Left (or right) Arrow is what I used a couple of years ago and then it stopped working. Unless I'm not understanding something here.

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    Jack Adamson commented  · 

    Thanks for sharing some insights into your process, James. If I may, and not sure if I'm the only one, but highlighting text I want to work on is easy, intuitive and quick just using the mouse. Once I'm in the word or sentence, I use the arrows to navigate between each letter I want to Kern, so having my fingers already on the arrows helps make the process a lot easier/faster because I don't have to look at the keyboard my keyboard.

    I've not tried your recommendations yet as I like to Kern one increment at a time...because most typefaces usually only need just one or two increments vs 5 or 10s. That said, might there be any arrow keys without conflict that could be used for adjusting 1 increment at a time?

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    Jack Adamson commented  · 

    I see...looks like I've got a new tool to looking into...thanks, James.

    I would have no need for those new arrow-based shortcuts as there usually isn't that much text to work with in typical supers....I'm curious if others feel the same. Were these additional shortcuts suggested by more than a handful in the community? Otherwise I'd appreciate if it just went back to the way it was as toggling between words, letters and kerning was pretty intuitive if you ask me.

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    Jack Adamson commented  · 

    I'm not a technical person so not understanding when you say, "Kerning hot text to work in Pr's EGP" but I assume I've only had problems with just keyboard shortcuts for kerning, nothing else that I've noticed.

    As per my last comment...why did Alt+arrows work before, and not now?

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    Jack Adamson commented  · 

    Hi James, I got your email...copied below for others to benefit from as its not in this thread for some reason.

    The only suggestion that worked for me was "use keys that you know are not mapped to anything, like Ctrl + H and Ctrl + Y". Although those keys are not intuitive when toggling between letters and kerning as it is with the arrow keys + alt/shift/ctr, the manual kerning is now working again as per your suggestion.

    The only question that remains is, why did Alt+arrows work before, and not now?

    I tried it on windows too, and it works with the Keyboard Shortcuts I assigned. Shortcuts that involve to Ctrl/Cmd modifier tend to be problematic because they often conflict with other mapped shortcuts or intrinsic shortcuts. For example, I mapped Ctrl + Shift + Left / Right arrow to Decrease / Increase Kerning by 5 pts and it extended the selection highlight to the left or right instead of doing any kerning. I think this is happening because a shortcut like Ctrl + Shift + Left is a text-specific shortcut which is not overridden by changes made in the Keyboard Shortcut dialog. To play it safe, I avoided the use of the Cmd or Ctrl keys as modifiers and used combos like Alt + Shift + Left/Right instead. Or better yet, use keys that you know are not mapped to anything, like Ctrl + H and Ctrl + Y (there are very few of those left though, so you may need to stack modifiers to get something clean).

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    Jack Adamson commented  · 

    Thanks for the response, James. Looks like you're on a Mac. I'm on a PC using 14.0.4 and despite a few things recommended by the Adobe Community Professional the past couple of days, we're both at a loss. Please see this thread and see if you have any other ideas to share.

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/kerning-shortcut/m-p/11089299?page=1#M267026

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    Jack Adamson commented  · 

    Agreed. I reported this over a year ago over the phone and in phone feedback emails multiple times...just tried the forums for the first time yesterday and today and had an Adobe Community Professional work through a bunch of workarounds and he said: "Consider the issue confirmed."

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