Automating A Pause On Screen

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I am 2 weeks new to Camtasia 8. I use Windows 7. I would like viewers of a video to have a screen prompt on a video that allows the viewer to be able to pause it and continue as they please. If that's possible, how do you do it?  Thanks in advance!


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Just tell them to click on the spacebar to pause it and again to restart it. I usually include those instructions at the beginning.
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If the videos are being viewed from the web via most modern browsers ie; Chrome, Firefox, Edge, IE
than viewers can just click on the video to pause/start. Also when a viewer hovers over a video a status bar at the bottom of the video  will usually slide up that has a play/pause button, video progress bar , sound button and full screen button, that's provided you did not use a option to hide the bar.
Camtasia's smart player will do the above if used to add videos to your site. Youtube videos also do the above when embedded on a web page