Camtasia - Text with borders

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Hi Team,

I use both Snag-It and Camtasia. I find myself looking for a borders on my text in Camtasia and it's not there.

I want it because the background image sometimes has many colors and it's difficult at times finding something that pops enough to my liking.

Allowing a border slider and color just like in Camtasia would benefit me.
Thanks for listening.

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Kyle Ortman

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Posted 11 months ago

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kayakman, Champion

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for a workaround, create your text in Snagit like described in this tutorial ...

How To Get Outlined Text
http://www.screencast.com/t/zJu673YnnY
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This approach isn't as readable as your image, nor as readable as Kayakman's snagit work around, but it might be good enough for some scenarios and could save a bit of work

You can take advantage of the "Drop Shadow" effect.

Set align to center, and offset to zero, then set the blur and opacity up and you'll get an effect similar to what you see below with the ABC text.

Again, it's not perfect, but it can be done without leaving Camtasia.

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You can also use captions which allow the choice of text and background colors. 
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https://vimeo.com/251730382

Here's an example of the different methods.  Depending on what your needs are.
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made with Camtasia 2 for Mac
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Personally I like the drop shadow with its many options better than the outlined text.
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Wizbang_fl

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I use captions with a contrasting background most often to provide a quasi chapter marker.
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Wizbang_fl

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I just reread your post and you could always create the text with snag-it as a png with a transparent background and use animation to pull the text in and out of the video.
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Well Kyle Ortman,

I voted yes for your idea.

However, I can't understand why anyone would offer a workaround for stroked text. And not embrace a feature that's eliminates the need for the workaround?

 At least, nobody who's offered workarounds at this point.Is voting for this feature?????



A drop shadow is better than nothing but it's less than ideal.

Sure, you can jump through hoops and create Text/Titles in SnagIt, Photoshop and a whole host of other programs. Add a stroke to the text there.But that's a lot of extra steps.

Oh well, that's why we vote. Or NOT.

Regards,Joe
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Kyle Ortman

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Thanks for everyone who has responded and all who have provided a "work-around" 
Moving images in and out from Snag-It seems like a good work around, but really only for me.  If my team needs to make changes to the content it gets a bad rap. 

I'll provide you what I am doing now, and that is drawing a box  and making it 50%  opacity

However I would like to see this in a list of changes submitted to TechSmith.