Add Rulers to Camtasia!

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We work with the creation of video lessons. Many of them have titles and topics, in a structure that needs to be aligned. We have a hard time doing so and maintaining the alignment pattern due to the absence of rulers in Camtasia. It is common even for some colleagues to use physical rulers on their screens to measure the alignment of objects. It's funny, but it's not! Please consider adding rulers to the Camtasia preview.
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kayakman, Champion

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built in rulers would be helpful

in the meantime, perhaps make your own using horizontal and vertical lines, like a grid?  put the grid in Library for use in any project

with canvas snapping on, they can make it easy to align objects
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thanks, kayakman!
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David B. Demyan

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I like that kayakman recognized that the handy snap guide lines are not a substitute for grids and rulers. I agree with the poster that rulers would be helpful and a grid with snap that overrides the multiple confusing snaps that currently exist would be a good addition to Camtasia.
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Yes to rulers!
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Naomi Skarzinski

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Agree with the suggestion of having the preference option of having rulers.  In the past I have used a grid as Kayakman suggested. I created a 1920 x 1080 image in Photoshop (could do the same in PowerPoint), created my grid lines, saved as an image file. I put that on the bottom track and used tracks above for lining everything up with the snap alignment.

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Thanks, Naomi!
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Yes to rulers.

There have been others post about this before but alas no go yet.

Until/if a ruler option makes it's way in Camtasia

I have offered these before and maybe they will be of use for now to help you line things up.

Four different transparent grids that you can put under or over your media to use for alignment

https://mega.nz/#!gzRETSiA

Here is a example one of them

Under



Over


On Dark background






Dubie:)
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Your link are requesting a decode key. Could you send me, please?
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Dubie

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My bad.

Copied the wrong link for direct download.

Here is a direct link. No key needed.
Overlay Grids


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You can create templates from callouts. It can be a fast technique once created. Saving them to the library.

You'll want to lock the track containing the template so it cannot be grabbed and moved accidentally.

Create your template. Then group all the callouts together to form one track of media. I used white callouts.

In the example below I lowered their opacity. That's optional to taste.

Then, you just drag in new callouts or media. The snap grids will allow you to line everything up perfectly.
Without the extra step of trying to line up to the correct grid/line/coordinates.

In the image I'm lining up the first New......... Blue callout



Regards,Joe
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This is a really good idea! Thank you!