Annotation: should align paragraph, not all annotation content

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In an annotation I want to create a new paragraph and alter the alignment of that single paragraph only.  In other words exactly as you can in virtually all other applications (screenflow, MS Word, Powerpoint).  This is exactly the way Camtasia 8 used to work but it appears that now, the silly behaviour of the Mac version is to be, or already has been, replicated to the Windows version.

Having paragraph of explanation, left aligned, followed by a paragraph which is centred is such a useful thing to do.  Tabbing in text to simulate centring is a very poor substitute which doesn't respond to changes in the annotation box, nor does it work on multiple lines.
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Joe Morgan

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You can still accomplish this using "Legacy Callouts"

Regards, Joe

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Superb, thanks for the pointer, it's a pity that Camtasia for Mac doesn't seem to have Legacy Callouts.  All too frequently the mac version has much lesser functionality that the Windows version.

However, it does beg the question as to why Techsmith would implement the new behaviour, I can see no advantage to it, and, a major interface behaviour lesson, when writing software, is don't confound user expectations, and surely it's more frequent to have each paragraph be an independent entity with regards to formatting.
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Ah, no, found them, they're hidden under a style select box.
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Hi, could I see an example of where you use this? I'm curious if you could get the same effect with two text boxes instead, but seeing it in context would help.
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Hello Paul

I'm sure I could get the effect using two text boxes, or with tabbing or spacing text, but really I think the point is that one should be able to centre a paragraph independently of other paragraphs.  That is the model used by all other programs.  However, to answer your question, here is a screenshot of a recent usage, the two lines in courier I would have preferred to centre.

Thanks, Rob