Adjusting TOC Width in Camtasia 7

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Hi guys, I saw this question in a Camtasia skill test which checks your knowledge in Camtasia 7. I personally use Camtasia 8. The difference between Camtasia 7, and new versions makes this question mind boggling for new users. Here's the question:

Suppose you are ready with your video to Produce and Share in Camtasia, and you select MP4/FLV / SWF option under Custom production settings. You decide to enter custom dimensions for the Flash Video, and set the TOC width to 2. Which of the following statements will be true?

a. The TOC width will be set to 2 as specified at
production time

b. The TOC width will be reset to 160 automatically
before producing and sharing the video

c. The TOC width will automatically be set equal to
the width of Video 1 before producing and
sharing the video

d. None of the above.
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Joe Morgan

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And why exactly should or would new Camtasia users care?

Perhaps you can tell me how to use Boris Graffiti 5 in Corel Video Studio version 4?  I'm looking to create a animated spline object. Newer versions of Corel don't offer Boris Graffiti. {:>)

Just kidding. 
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So your trying to source answers for the test are ya Daniel? LOL

Its been sooo looong since Camtasia Studio 7

Only going by memory here but I believe 7 was the last version that you could change the TOC width.

The minimum width that could be set was 160px

And 7 had templates that could auto adjust the columns accordingly to what video 1 was set to.

I don't have a definite answer from your choices but a. would be a no for sure.
A 2px TOC? I don't think so.

b. or c. would be the most logical

I don't think d. would be it but ??

You could probably do a Google for "Camtasia Studio 7 user manual " to maybe get what your looking for.

Or you could download 7 here and check it for yourself.

https://www.techsmith.com/download/oldversions



Dubie:)

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Dubie, just so you know, you can easily change the width of the produced TOC in Camtasia 9, 2018, and 2019; but I can't remember how I did it in CS8

just takes a quick edit in the css file

default width is 252px; I've made videos with a TOC as wide as 1,500 pix
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Roger on that Kayakman.

I've edited the CSS many times for the TOC, Player Control styles, etc. until I got smart and  saved different copies of the CSS with different edits.

I save each one in a separate folder with a descriptive name and with a text file that describes the changes.

That way I can just swap the produced one with one of my edited ones.

The downside is of course if Techsmith does a remake/update of the CSS I then need to update but it's not to bad with a compare process.

In my post above where I state
"I believe 7 was the last version that you could change the TOC width"

That was referencing the fact it was the last version that had a user option to change the TOC width in the settings.

P.S CS8 was more of a pain to edit than the latest CSS versions at least thats my opinion
and sadly CS8 and the newer versions don't interchange :(

Not a big deal though, I don't have to call on CS8 hardly anymore.



Dubie:)
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Thanks Dubie!! I've already tried the Camtasia 7 user manual, but it didn't help. Maybe, I should just download the old version and check it. Thanks for the link :D
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