How to Duplicate Text in Premiere Pro

//How to Duplicate Text in Premiere Pro

Learn how to duplicate text or a title in Premiere Pro. Create a template or use our Simple Titles templates multiple times in the same project.

A very often question we get is how Premiere Pro users van duplicate a text. Or they’re using our designer pack Simple Titles, or they have created their own text template and would like to use it multiple times in their project. If you’re just going to copy and paste the title file from your sequence or timeline, you will find out quickly that when you change the text of one title, the source of the copied text has also changed.

This problem is due to the title files in your timeline are linked to a source file in your project window. When understanding this principle we know that we must duplicate the text inside the project panel first and then drag the new source to the timeline. However, this could mean a lot of work when you need to duplicate many titles files. For example, when making subtitles.

The trick here is to duplicate it via the timeline and you can simply do that my alt + dragging the desired text tile to a different spot in the timeline. This makes a duplication/copy in your project panel and links the new copy to the one in your timeline.

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2018-04-17T15:07:32+00:00May 24th, 2016|Premiere Pro Tutorials|6 Comments

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  1. Ahmed bashirJanuary 18, 2018 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Thank you so so so so so much Jordy! this really helped me with my school final project 🙂

  2. BethNovember 17, 2017 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much! VERY VERY helpful!

  3. BastiaanApril 15, 2017 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    amazing tip, thnx

    This info is hard to find, a lot of websites tell you to duplicate the clip in the project window but this is much easier, also because I want to copy and duplicate a lot of clips at the same time and then alter them, without changing the other edit of the clip.

    @ adobe: a “paste and duplicate” function would be handy

  4. AndreaJanuary 3, 2017 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Here is my workaroud: duplicate title in Simple Titles files and replace in the sequence.

  5. AndreaJanuary 3, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Funnily, the select title + Alt and drag doesn’t create a copy in my Premiere CS6, but duplicates the same. And I can’t find the menu item to create a copy of the title without the shortcut… Do you have a suggestion? Thanks

    • JordyJanuary 3, 2017 at 10:49 am - Reply

      I found out later that it only works in the newer CC. I’m not sure how to easily do it in CS6, but I’ll try to figure it out and update this article.

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