Camtasia 3: No way to resize sketch callouts like there is in Camtasia 9

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I am able to scale, but not customize the resizing of a sketch motion callout in Camtasia 3 (Mac) as I'm able to in Camtasia 9 (Windows).  
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Stephen Wagner, Employee

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By default we preserve the aspect ratio of sketch motion callouts when you resize them, but we disable that if you hold down the shift key.  This is the same rule for images and videos.  

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How'd I miss that?!  Thanks for asking, Paul -- and double thanks for the response/solution, Stephen.
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George Stretton

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Shift does nothing.  I cannot change the aspect size of a rectangle sketch motion making it completely useless.  With properties, I  can change the size.  Holding the shift key does nothing, I can only move the rectangle with all the handles - really stupid interface having 9 move handles.  

A normal interface would resize on the size and corners with the move being in the middle handle. Camtasia seems so great most of the time.

Is there any way to surround an arbitrary area with a rectangle to bring notice to it?
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George Stretton

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Rebooted and restarted Camtasia and now it works great, all very strange.
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So, yes, the shift works and resolves my problem but I never had to do it before. Feels like a glitch.