Caption with different font styles in the same line

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It would be great if we can have different font styles(color, bold, strike-through) in the same line for emphasizing some keywords. (just like text editor)
Right now it can only have one font style per line. Wish to have this feature in the near future.
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Posted 5 months ago

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Joe Morgan

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Camtasia doesn't have the ability built into it for Strike-Through.
But you can copy and paste it from a text editor.
You can also select individual fonts  or words and change them.

 



Regards,Joe
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I guess that's about as near as the future can be, eh? ;)
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Camtasia does have Strike-through for callouts but not for captions.




Dubie:)



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LOL, I stand corrected.
It appears this was first added to Camtasia 9.As Camtasia 8.6 doesn't offer it.
Clearly, I don't use the strike through effect in videos.
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Hi Joe,

Thank you for the reply.
Maybe it wasn't clear but what I mean is when adding captions, it is not allowed to have more than 1 style in one caption object.
And there is no strike-through in the caption settings.

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I'm only speaking for myself here, but I know I've always had trouble just mentally differing "Captions" from "Callouts". It's a mental leap when I hear the term "Captions" to realize that CC is really what is being discussed and not Callouts.

I might assume that the options for CC are limited because CC falls into an area more broadly known as "Accessibility". And there are many guidelines that should be followed so as to prevent making things worse for certain viewers. In the United States, this is known as "Section 508".
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In addition to fonts which in my case I couldn’t copy and then paste the text without the entire callout pasting. I even copied the text and pasted into notepad then copied that and attempted to paste that text but I ended up not being able to paste. Just didn’t accept it I made sure I was in text edit mode eg flashing cursor.
The other problem was I could’t size the callout to look proportional to the text.
Strange beats those callouts.
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Are you using the shortcut keys. "Ctrl + V"

Its the only way to paste in text I'm aware of.Right Click paste doesn't work.
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LateralNw

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Thanks Joe I hadn’t tried the old method but I will from now on.
Great tip
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Oh, and callouts will automatically re scale text as you re scale the callout.
Which makes for inconsistent looking callouts throughout a video. 

Unfortunately,   TechSmith eliminated Legacy callouts. They allowed you to lock in  font and callout sizes.
The  auto re size for dummies approach is all that is left. 

If your running Camtasia 2018 or earlier,  you have access to Legacy callouts.

You can use older versions to create Legacy callouts.
Add them to the Library.
Export them.



Import them into Camtasia 2019.
Its a convoluted process. 
There fully editable.



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Joe I want to ask why they go backwards with software updates but I’d just be wasting my time and yours and others