camtasia 3 the colour of annotation cannot be changed

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I tried to add annotation to my video and typed text in white, as the background in the video was black. However, even though i have changed the color of the words, the color of the words remained black. I wonder how I can fixed this.
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davemillman

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Try selecting with the text cursor. Sometimes the way the selection works is not the same as other graphics programs.
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jingrongxue96

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I always had the text cursor selected but it just didn't work. :(
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You should be able to change the color of the text in the text property tab.



-Stephen
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jingrongxue96

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Well, of course I am aware of that. The thing is I could not change the font colour even though I have done that. I will upload an image later to demonstrate what exactly the problem is.
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Whitney Zimmerman

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I am having the same issue.. I select the text and select red, but my font is still black.
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v.e.lovett

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Thank you!!!!!!! This worked for me
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jingrongxue96

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Yes, that's exactly the problem is!
And I tried to close the application once and relaunch it when I was trying to figure out how to fix the problem. It did seem work when I continued editing my video, however, after I exported the video, I found out the annotations were still black.
I hope they can fix the bug asap.
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I have experienced a similar issue with Camtasia 3 and confirmed with their tech support that the annotations issue happens when using OSX 10.10 Yosemite.  The annotations appear in the correct color in my project, most of the time but convert to black when rendering (very frustrating).  This may also happen with other OS versions. 

Workaround: 
When I installed the software on another Mac running 10.12 Sierra the issue did not happen when rendering.  My concern is that the system requirements page lists macOS 10.10 as supported.  I  have spent hours troubleshooting this issue.  Techsmith needs to update their system requirements documentation or fix this issue in a future release. https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-system-requirements.html
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I'm having this exact same issue. I'm running Camtasia for Mac on Yosemite 10.10.5. The annotations are blacked out in the menu, I can't change the color in properties, but when I render the video, the colors are changed. I saw a suggestion somewhere that if you shut down Camtasta and re-start it, that this will fix the problem, but that doesn't work for me. This bug has costed me a lot of time, as well as hindered my ability to make the edits I want in my videos. I hope there's a fix soon! 
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This is what I had to do.  
https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/115007114307-Camtasia-Mac-Annotations-display-black-...
The issue inside the TechSmith solution was the link to Camtasia 3.0.0.  The link was really for 3.0.5, but I was able to find the 3.0.0 with this link.
ftp://ftp.techsmith.com/pub/products/...
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Wow! We've battling with this too. Let's see if the above helps.The above guidance link worked for us too (except need to take the version 3.0.0 like in the above comment).
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I'm seeing the bug with 3.1.0 (build 101701) on MAC 10.10.5.
Does anybody have a solution?
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Upgrading to MAC OS Sierra resolved the bug.
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