Bullett Lists

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New guy here, so thank you for your patience in advance. I would like to use the equivalent of bullet lists as they are found and operate in Microsoft Word. Does this option exist in Camtasia, and if so, what is called and where is it found? Thanks again. I hope to get up to speed very soon.
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Camtasia 9 has very limited Bullet Points
You need to use Legacy callouts to utilize them.

Regards,Joe

See GIF Below

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it's easy to get what you want; I'll shortly post a short tutorial

to add to what Joe suggests ...

How To Get Text With Bullets In Camtasia 2017-11-12
http://www.screencast.com/t/fKxZSSwaz2V
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above link will soon be disabled

here is better version of the tutorial ...

How To Get Text With Bullets In Camtasia 2017-11-12
http://www.screencast.com/t/wStfqqt7ZMT
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My GIF was screwed up, the cropping shuffled images out of place. I caught it and here's the corrected one, your comment blocked me out from replacing it above.

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Better Yet,

If you have Microsoft WORD. Create your Bullet Points there.  Use Ctrl + C to Copy them. Then Paste them into any Camtasia Callout of your chosing using Ctrl + V.

It even maintains Font style and Color.

Regards,Joe



 
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Hey Joe, I tried the copy/paste from word thing; I could not get the actual bullets to show in the callout after the paste, just the text; I used the new basic style callout; do you know if the copy/paste works with legacy callouts?

answered my own question, C/P only works with legacy callouts
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Well it definitely works with other Callouts for me, What version of word are you running?

 I needed to  justify the text to the top left corner and top of the callout. It was out of place otherwise.
I changed the text color to white in Camtasia so it's easier to see.

Here's my evidence.



 
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definitely not working for me

CS 9.1; Word 2016

with exception for legacy callouts, the "bullet" points never show
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CS 9.1 .....Word 2016

Played around with it again this morning,  looking for a common thread.
I had difficulty's getting bullet points to paste into standard callouts as  well.
I had more failures than success.
I had success as well, but I couldn't put a finger on what triggered it. The text was defaulting to blue as well.Strange.

Bottom Line, the best advice moving forward.

Just use Legacy Callouts. Cross your fingers TechSmith doesn't remove them from Camtasia/Or. Modifies newer callouts to behave as Legacy callouts do. With the flip of a switch in Properties. Something along that line.

 I can't stand fighting with Camtasia, It doesn't know what I'm thinking. 
 I really dislike the Auto Re-sizing of Text, I'm perfectly capable of determining if I need to make my text larger or smaller.

Regards,Joe  
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my experiences ...

No Bullets When Doing Copy Paste Except With Legacy Callouts
https://www.screencast.com/t/iVxhsZfR4pW

I'm going to report this to tech support as a bug
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Did you report this?

I figured out how I was pasting bullet points into regular callouts. It works every time.

I won't call it a workaround because the workflow is ignorant. IMO

It's simple to do, but ignorant just the same.

http://www.screencast.com/t/reIZfQMXKWo
 
Regards,Joe
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So Joe,

I'm not quite clear on that,  once you go through the fix,  is it retained if you close and then 
reopen Camtasia? 

Do the bullet points still work or do you have to go through the process again to have the bullets work in the callouts?

:)
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Yea, I reported it as a bug; tech support agrees; we'll wait & see if it gets fixed

bullets that start with a number or letter designation can be copied/pasted

but the basic "dot" style bullet never works, other than by using the Snagit capture trick described earlier in this thread
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Actually, you can paste dot styled bullets as well.But you got go through that technique I showed in the video.

It seems you can only keep creating callouts during the editing session Dubie.

The callouts retain their bullet points if you save the project, close and reopen Camtasia.You can even copy and paste the text with bullet points into new callouts.

However, I couldn't create new bullet points in Word without following the steps in the video to get the ball rolling again.
I tried coping and pasting from a Camtasia callout and it didn't want seem to work.That the way it goes, when your doing something you shouldn't be doing in the first place.
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Joe, I can't seem get the "dots" to ever past, even when using your technique
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Thanks for clarifying Joe.

:)
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this workaround uses a bullet character from the Windows Character Map ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/PRECJNTJ5T
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OK, finally got Joe's method to work; why the method works makes no sense; and the callout text font color becomes hard to change [squirrelly]

very buggy callouts
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I'm not sure about anyone else, but I think for me the best approach would be to just use the callout I want with no text. Then I would superimpose a legacy text callout with no background and use the list function to manage it inside that callout.

That way I don't leave Camtasia and need other applications to make it work.

But that's just me... Rick :)
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I agree kayakman,
why the method works makes no sense whatsoever.
I found it so ridiculous, convoluted and absurd, I was motivated and compelled to create that video. I'm still laughing.