Descender being clipped

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I'm using Camtasia 8, using the font called Hobo Std. Using a point size of 36, the descenders in the font are clipped. I saw a question on "leading" and they were trying to decrease the space between lines in Camtasia 9, which doesn't help my problem at all (and they didn't have an answer). So I thought I'd ask it as a practical issue. Obviously I can change fonts until I find something where the descender is not as low, but that defeats the purpose. I could also use a smaller point size (it doesn't happen at 24 points) but then you'd have to squint to read the text. So I was wondering if there is a way to specifically allow the text to wrap and have the descender be visible? I can't even make separate entries and space them myself because there simply isn't enough space for the descender used in this font even when it forms a single line. 
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Michael Deslippe

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I believe it is the Hobo Std font not Camtasia.
I would say it is how the font was designed.

I get the same result in Camtasia 8 and 9 and also in Windows Paint and Photoshop.

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Paint:


I than tried Amer Type Md BT in Camtasia 8 just to verify.
No cut off happening.



So a different font may be your best option.

:)
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I have Hobo Standard medium and this is what it looks like on a Mac. Taken using Snagit Mac  font set to 48pt in FontBook.
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Your image verifies that in fact it is the design of the Hobo font and not a Camtasia issue.

 I was thinking that was the situation.

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Yes, I knew that was the issue when I wrote the question. I'm not looking for a way "around" the issue, I'm looking to have my cake and eat it too. All professional editing software has a leading feature that can take any descender (or ascender) size and adjust the spacing for it. Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Captivate, Corel video, Final Cut Pro, etc. all have the feature built in. I was trying to keep my project within Camtasia to minimize my workload. I'm not open to using another font, limiting my font size or any other "alternatives". I'm looking for an answer to how to use Hobo Std in 36 points within Camtasia. If I'm correct in reading everyone's replies, Camtasia has no features to allow for adjusting look and feel beyond the canned stuff built into the system GUI. Camtasia continues to disappoint as anything but an entry level video and presentation package. 

Thank you all for you time, I appreciate all the responses and I appreciate all your knowledge on this product. I don't use it enough to get the experience you folks have and appreciate these forums as a place to get clear information on the capabilities of the program. 

---Mike