Align Objects

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The reason I chose to purchase Camtasia Studio 2019, is to make videos for YouTube and other platforms. I was excited that I can do a lot of the same things that I could do in Adobe After Effects, however, I am amazed that I can't select two objects and align them with a button.

I can select one and move it around until the snap lines show, however, with many objects, it becomes burdensome. Please add some simple align buttons when you have multiple objects selected.
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zaxx81

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kayakman, Champion

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your suggestion notwithstanding, here's how to do it now ...

How To Align Objects In Camtasia 2019 2019-05-25
https://www.screencast.com/t/wbgvb0SU1

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zaxx81

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I appreciate that you took the time to make a video, as I'm sure it might help others. Your example works only if the objects are 1) either the same size or 2) you are aligning the objects center/middle.
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kayakman, Champion

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correct; I've not had much need to align stuff, but when I did, the objects tended to be identical in size [like buttons in a menu]

but thanks for the clarification┬á´╗┐
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zaxx81

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I was wanting to make some custom animations and intros.
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Drew

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I might add to this that, in addition to an 'align' feature, a 'distribute' feature would also be welcome. Without a grid, spacing out several objects evenly requires me to use a temporary object or shape as a measuring tool while laying them out. It'd be great to select several objects and command them to distribute themselves evenly between the left and right or top and bottom most items in the set like I do in other applications.
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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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This is definitely something that's missing. It's on our radar and fairly high up the list. I can't promise dates, but just know you are heard and have friends on the inside.

Brooks
Camtasia Technical Product Manager
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zaxx81

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Align and Distribute?