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I am having a hard time adjusting to the Mac version of Camtasia after using Camtasia Studio for a year. I understand that you intend for them to be two different programs, but I really don't understand why. There are some really basic elements that I believe are missing from Camtasia 2 that it really really needs. Seeing as how Camtasia Studio came first, how much Camtasia 2 can't have all the same annotations and animations of Camtasia Studio? The draw style annotations are a joke in Camtasia 2. All I want to do is draw a simple rectangle on the screen. A rectangle doesn't even exist! I also want to draw arrows, but I don't want them to look like some child drew them. Why do I want to "draw" them? Because Camtasia 2 lacks the animation I am looking for! All I want is for the arrows to appear like they are coming down. I did that very easily in Camtasia Studio, and now I can't do it at all in Camtasia 2. If I am missing something, please point it out to me as I'm still trying to learn my way around. That animation section of Camtasia Studio was amazing, and being without it makes my videos 75% less exciting. Please consider adding more animations to Camtasia 2.
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Jessica Brown

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  • frustrated...extremely

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Eddy Kindermans

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Eddy Kindermans

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Snoring sound at Techsmith;)
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Lynn

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I wondered... LOL
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Lynn

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AMEN!  Couldn't agree more!  Jessica - it is so frustrating going from the PC version of Camtasia to the Mac version - because you waste so much time trying to find something that exists in the PC version just to find out that it doesn't exist.  
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Although I agree that CMAC 2 has less functionality than the Studio version, I'm not sure I understand your complaints regarding rectangles and arrows. There is both the "normal" ones and the "drawn" one that work fine for me. The can easily be animated like they are coming down.

What is it you are trying to do exactly? Maybe we can help.

Thanks.
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Jessica Brown

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1. The drawn one only makes a perfect square for me. I need a rectangle. If there is a way to unlock the aspect ratio or something, I would love to know about it.

2.  I hadn't notice the custom animation before now, so at least I can make the lines come down now, but I'd still prefer to have a drawn rectangle. It kinda kills the effect to just have it fade in.
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Stephen Wagner, Employee

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If you hold down the shift key while resizing you can modify the aspect ratio. 
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Jessica Brown

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Excellent, thank you.

Are there any advanced tutorials on the annotations? The ones I've seen are very basic and are more like announcements of what's available and not really what they can do.

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