Can't edit callout shape or fill in Camtasia 8

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In Camtasia 8, when I create a callout and then add another callout afterward, the previously-selected callout-shape and text are presented. This is fine if you want to keep using the same style, but not if you want to use a different shape. I can't edit the shape to the style I want. I can't change the shape or fill or border. Am I missing something?
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Patti Murphy

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Posted 7 years ago

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Kevin Mojek, Employee

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With the new callout selected on the timeline, the controls in the Shape section of the Callouts tab should be enabled. If they're not, could you post a quick screenshot of what you are seeing?
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Amir Adar

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I have the same problem:

As you can see, trying to fill the arrow with the light green results in the text area being painted green.
Camtasia 8.0.4, windows 7 Pro 64b.
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Kevin Mojek, Employee

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It looks like the 'No fill' option in the Fill menu is checked. You can enter text in a no-fill callout, it will just appear over a transparent background, but I agree it does seem a bit weird that the text area has a green background in that case.
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Amir Adar

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Thanks Kevin - that was the problem.
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Michael Maardt

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NOT very intuitive !! I like the old way in v.7 better.