Can a border be added to a text box in Snagit 13.1.4?

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With previous Snagit versions, I could add a box shape to a capture and
add text to it. With 13, this no longer works. So we have to use "Text". But when I create a text box, there seems to be now way to add a border to it. Does anyone have a quick fix for this? This is SO frustrating. An example of a borderless text box is included with this question.
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Yes, it's a PITA.  You have to use a shape, choose a different outline and create a text box that way.  Plain text boxes seem to be reserved for just that, plain text,  It's completely unintuitive

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Paul: Many thanks for your quick reply. This makes sense, but as you say, it's a completely unintuitive option. However, I will remember this from now on. Thank you again.

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Hey lightspeed,

I believe what your looking for is text callouts. There just not stored in the same category as plain text boxes anymore.
Choosing the size of the border, colors,etc. To me,is easier in this version than previous ones.Plus, you can still save your favorites as a Quick Style if you want to.


All the different shapes are available as well.


Regards,Joe
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Joe: Thanks very much, this makes good sense. I'll try it with my next capture. Thanks for taking the time to respond, much appreciated.

- Randy
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A little follow up for Paul and lightspeed,

 Text  boxes were always callouts up until the new "Plain Text" feature was added.

Plain text was added so you could add a Stroke to the fonts and make them easy to read.



Regards,Joe
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I like that feature and use it all the time, but unfortunately it is too confusing for folks that are unaware of the callouts. I think TechSmith would have made a much better move to have included this as just one new option within callouts.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I'm aware of the call outs but I still get confused.  Senior thing I guess. I have learned to hate so called "plain" text boxes.  They're anything but plain and i loathe them. :) 
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I want to thank Paul and Joe for helping me solve this annoying problem. I really appreciate this a lot, guys!

- Randy
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It would be less confusing and more versatile if they added "Stroke" to all text.

People have been asking for this feature for years and it's great but it looks good on a background as well.

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My dog, I stroke.  A callout box?   Help me out here?

Paul
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OK so, referring to Joe's screenshot above, if the "stroke" is the outline, then what the heck is the "outline" two places the left?

Yours sincerely

Confused of Hexham
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LOL,  Only Joe can say for certain. But I'd be willing to bet the image Joe shared is a mock up of a possibility. 
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Ha ha , sorry about that. "Sort of"lol

No that's just fooling around mock up.I don't envision it getting implemented and in retrospect the stroke color box should be down with the stroke slider so the UI's width isn't increased.
I can hear the complaints already,you made the editing space smaller. What's wrong with you!

Stroke is an Adobe term for the outline around text. Had TechSmith added the stroke feature to all text, we could still be working seamlessly with callouts.
 Plain Text would be an unneeded feature.
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Good old Adobe.  Why use plain English when you can confuse users instead?

If they had used the term stroke to apply to the brush tool I could understand that.  But instead  of using outline they use stroke for the text outline.  Love 'e,.

Was it they who chose to use the term unsharp mask to sharpen an image I wonder?
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Great Question, so I just had to know.

Turns out Unsharp Mask is a proper term with some history behind it. It's a technique for sharping an image in a darkroom using "Gaussian Blur and a Mask".
Watch this Linda .com video Starting at 1:10 min. It's gives you the full explanation fairly quickly,it's kind of interesting.

I'm not sure why they call outlined text a stroke,I always assumed it was because it emulates a brush stroke from a paint brush.