Dashed Outlines Available for Shapes in Snagit

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I would like to be able to have dashed lines when I create a shape like a circle, square, or ellispe in Snagit. running version 9.0.0. this is a product request. Should also have centerlines for shapes.

Note that you can have dashed lines for lines, but you cannot have it for the outline of a shape
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John Cournoyer

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Posted 7 years ago

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Sam Jones

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4 years since this was raised? Still no dashed lines! Come on guys this can't be that hard, lots of people clearly want it.
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ddr

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Can't believe it's been 4 years and they're ignoring this feature.  C'mon TechSmith - surely this can't be that monumental an effort.  We need this!
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Marty

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I concur!
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jterry.fitzgerald

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I moved to Mac. It works there so what's the holdup with WIN?
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bofficer

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Adding my voice to the chorus asking for this feature.

Surely it ain't difficult?

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warren

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+1 it would be a good idea.
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Jovi

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I wrote the first request like 5 years ago and that old thread was already closed. If there is any more need to upgrade, I think the dashed or dotted line shapes should be the top priority. I almost did not upgrade from version 12 to 13, because none of the new features (bells and whistles) are as useful as this basic feature. Seriously, I am not sure why this is such a low priority in your backlog. There is so much effort put into this software except for this bread and butter - basic feature to have dotted or dashed line shapes.
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I completely agree. I wrote a similar request some years ago as well. I cannot think of another graphics related tool I have ever used that did not have this function.
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Jovi

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This was the first post I did like 5 years ago and closed. Please include this feature in future because I don't really think anything else is more important. This is not something that is good-to-have, it is very basic and missing - like "oxygen"?

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/allow_dotted_and_dashed_lines_for_shapes
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Me too.  I posted about this 6 years ago.  If you are reading this, please vote for this issue.

I see that a new thread was created.  Vote on that one too.
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/enable-dashes-outlines-for-shapes-in-snagit
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Agreed. Saying it's in the backlog makes sense for a few months. But they said it 5 years ago, then again 2 years ago. Safe to assume at this point it's not happening, but hard to see why.
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I see that there is now a monthly vote for features we wish to be fixed. Does this have to be raised in a new thread to be be entered into the vote? 
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Rick Stone

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Probably wouldn't hurt!
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Jovi

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Where is that new vote? Pls post here.... this one feature is super long overdue... I have to draw a dotted rectangle using 4 dotted lines everytime. This should not be the case for a software that is around for so Long and now in version 13.
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Pretty embarrassing that this thread/feature request is 5 years old and hasn't been addressed. Been using Snagit at work and just installed on my home PC. Within 10 minutes of using the product I realized I needed this feature, then searched and found this thread. Can TechSmith please give some sort of update on the status of this? If this is not going to be addressed please let us know.
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Estella Clifford

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I'm stunned that this is not available.
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jterry.fitzgerald

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You and me both. Apparently, Techsmith is not only not stunned that they haven't addressed this issue in 4 years. They don't seem to care.
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meldoc

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+1 Adding my vote (not that it will probably help, but will be less help if I don't!)
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+1 for me as well. I recently had to switch from Mac to PC and was shocked to find features missing from Snagit for PC, such as dashed lines, drag and drop as exported image and more. I can't believe I have to ask for feature parity with the Mac version seeing as Snagit for PC was around at least 10 years prior to the Mac version. 
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I spoke to a someone in support who suggested this topic was too old and support for it was just sporadic. So he encouraged me to raise it as a new request.

Can you upvote the new one if you are still keen. Thanks.
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/enable-dashes-outlines-for-shapes-in-snagit?
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urs.villiger

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Hello, I talked twice to the Tech.Smith team and requesting this issue at the TEKOM conference 2015/ 2016 in Stuttgart. So I have a little hope. Nevertheless, you might create a brand new entry and we all can Like/ Comment again. 
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Sam Jones

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Sorry maybe I wasn't clear. I did create the new entry, the link is in my post above.
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+1 for dashed outlines in shapes. I am very surprised this is not an option.
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viet.bui

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Agreed. this is a basic feature that should be included. its a joke that it is still outstanding after so many years.
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I agree that this would be a big benefit to those of creating documentation using Snagit, which is a powerful tool. Yet, we still have creators using Word to add dashed shapes, which greatly reduces the efficiency of creation.
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Yep this is certainly long overdue. What I do now is take the image, copy it to PowerPoint and drop in a dashed box, circle, etc. Then I take another screenshot and I have my dashed shape.

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Knowing the way the roundup process works, this needs to be raised as a new idea otherwise it won't ever get considered. :(
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Don't just Follow.  Please VOTE!

An idea that made it to the 2018 Year-end Feature Request Roundup only had 49 votes.  If we get more votes we may get this issue on the radar for 2019.

You may have to vote for this in multiple places.

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/enable-dashes-outlines-for-shapes-in-snagit

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/dashed_outlines_available_for_shapes_in_snagit?topic-reply-list%5Bsettings%5D%5Bpage%5D=2#topic-reply-list



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Not too bad. 49 votes in 2019 for a topic raised 7 years ago.