Callout text disappears?

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I'm attempting to use Visual properties to create an effect I've seen where an object appears to grow from nothing, sort of "pop" in your face and slightly "settle" to a final readable size.

So what I've tried is to create my callout and add the text, then position the playhead at the point where it should reach full size and add a visual animation property. Of course, this places an arrow indicating the animation. And it does seem to grow as I want. But the text disappears until I remove the animation. At that point my text will re-appear in the callout.

Here is a ScreenCast.com video showing the issue I'm asking about.

http://www.screencast.com/t/Y1fhkDatW0

Cheers... Rick :)
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Yeah that's kind of weird.  I think it's a slight bug in Camtasia.  I think what's happening is that the text that you "SEE" is the text that "grows" with the zoom.  So if you make it so small that the text is no longer visible, it's not visible when you enlarge it.  So if you take your size down so you can still see SOME text (but it's been wrapped, etc.) when you enlarge it, it never "unwraps" and you see the same text you saw when it was small, but only bigger.
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the issue seems to be related to starting small, and then growing?

here is my workaround ...


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Workaround?

NOOOOOOO workaround!

WHERE SEE Workaround? ;)
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Nice work kayakman!
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sorry; here is the link ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/MmmnQKDYw4O
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Rick Stone

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Sweet! Thanks for sharing that!
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Thanks kayakman! I hadn't seen that one before and I think that's the best workaround. Currently we implicitly assume that the text is how you want it to look at the start of the callout so if you add animations they'll scale based on that size. That works okay for some cases but not where you're starting off scaled down and then growing.Going forward we may want to handle it differently but it may be tricky to expose it in the UI in a way that will be understandable to most users.
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This is disappointing. Powrpoint makes growing text easy. I've purchased Adobe (ae) templates for movie intros that work great. Wish you could make this a high priority fix. It's especially useful when the animated background gives the perception of moving forward, as if driving a car, boat, plane or spacecraft then the text grows until flying by or passing overhead.
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PLEASE FIX THIS ISSUE.  Thank you for the workaround Kayakman.  Camtasia folks:  I have wasted time trying to figure out what I did wrong and then finally finding this post.   I love Camtasia and am really surprised by such an obvious and annoying bug.
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The latest version (8.6.0) still has this issue.