Elements Organizer: What is maximum caption length without automatic resizing?

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I have added captions with Elements "add caption" function. When I send a slideshow to the editor, all of the captions show up as size 36. I change the size on each photo to 18, and reposition it to where I want it to be. With longer captions (23 letters or more) the font is automatically changed to a much smaller font. On the computer screen the font looks the way I want it to, but when I burn a DVD with Premier Elements and watch it on TV, the longer captions are very small. Is there a way to make the font stay the size that I set no matter how long it is?
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When you create a slideshow with images that include captions, the captions are added at 36 point, unless the caption is 23 characters or longer (as you state) in which case they come in at 32 point. Even larger numbers of characters will decrease the caption further. So at 100 characters, the font size has become 14 point.

This can all be manually overridden by choosing a new font size, such as 18. The other is just the default, so that if you have very large captions they don't take over the screen, covering the entire slide with text.

The font size should remain the same when exported to WMV... However, I'm not sure what will happen when exported to DVD (I'm not really the Premiere Elements expert here...). But the font size could change in relation to the screen elements when using a widescreen format. Have you tested the difference between wide and standard (you can always export to folder to save on disks).

Also, could you show us a screen shot of the before and after? What it looks like in the Elements Organizer slideshow editor and the final output?
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Thank you, Brett. I have been experimenting with different font sizes trying to get them all to appear about the same size on TV. For the shorter captions I am trying 16 pt, but with longer ones I am trying 18 pt hoping they will appear the same. They look like they should in PE. It seems to be Premier that is changing them. I will try burning it in standard rather than wide and see if that makes a difference. Again, thanks.