Crazy you can't do triangles!

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I can't believe all you can do is draw lines to make a triangle!  The you can't fill it!  Come on a triangle is a basic shape.  In the windows version there is a polygon tool at least!
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi Scott,

Polygon tool is something we hope to add to Snagit on the mac. Unfortunately I don't have a time frame for it, however the more requests we get, the sooner we're likely to prioritize it.
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Great News! Polygon tool was released today for mac! It's in our 2018.1.0 update, which is a free upgrade for anyone who already has version 2018, or has a maintenance agreement.
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This is a selection tool, correct? How do you draw a filled triangle in Windows version?
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Rick Stone

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In Windows, use the Polygon. Draw a traingle, then adjust the fill in the properties.
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Rick Stone

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Here is a video to show it:

https://www.screencast.com/t/U3ZSLRDKp
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Nadia Munro

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Hi Rick - I am trying to sort of do this using a PC - how did you get the blank canvas to create your initial shape? I can't seem to open the editor with a blank screen like you start out with. 
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Paul

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Ctrl+N or File > New > Image
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Nadia Munro

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But this (in my version anyway) only allows me to create a pre-set image size, not a blank canvas to add an image "to". I am perhaps mis-using the feature or trying to appropriate it for another purpose. But thanks anyway for the quick response. 
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Paul

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we're talking Windows right?  You don't get these options?

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Nadia Munro

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Yes, cool! that worked, thank you! I misunderstood the original directions and had selected an image size that was too small. Thanks for the screen tips.
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Paul

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It may seem odd that the standard tools like callout boxes etc, don't include a triangle shape.  But there's a reason for that.  Triangles are a friggin' nightmare as the containers for text, unless your text has this kind of shape:

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