How to use Subtitle Workshop to create or edit your subtitles

Style and color tags

Subtitle Workshop only supports tags for the whole subtitle. So if you really want to apply a font style over some part of the subtitle, you need notepad. As it only supports tags for the whole subtitle, you only need to open the tags, closing them is unnecessary. The supported tags are:

* <b> for bold
* <i> for italic
* <u> for underline
* <c:#RRGGBB> for color, the format of the color is HTML format

To add tags you can write them, or right-click on the list of subtitles to open a menu; you can use this menu to control all the tags on the selected subtitles. Note that more than one tag can be used in the same subtitle, it may have the 4 supported tags at the same time.

Not all subtitle formats support style tags or color tags. If you save these tags in a subtitle format which doesn’t support them, the tags will be lost.

FPS and Input FPS

Knowing the difference between this two fields is crucial to work with Subtitle Workshop.

Input FPS is the FPS of the movie that the subtitle was originally made for. FPS is the FPS of the movie you want to adjust the subtitle for. You have to modify this field in order to convert FPS. When editing frame based subtitles there is no need for Input FPS (we only need FPS) so “Input FPS” will become useless after loading frame based subtitles.

To convert a 25 FPS subtitle file to 29,97, set “Input FPS” to 25, load the subtitle file and then set “FPS” to 29,97.