Dropshadow callout text 2019

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Has the dropshadow disappeared for the callout text in version 2019? I can't find it anymore Maybe that says all about me :)  Please help me out here!
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Richard Dirksen

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Muscle Whisperer

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Right-Click on the Callout on the canvas.
Select "Add Visual Effect - Drop Shadow"
They just wanted to make you look for it.
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Thanks! Appreciate your help.
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David B. Demyan

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You get a lot more shadow appearance options in the Properties dialog now. While modern design minimizes use of drop-shadow for most everything, it's good to know that you can still apply it to set off text in video when nothing else works. I don't always want to create an opaque background for my text. I note you still see text with drop-shadow on major media outlets, so it is nice to have the option.


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Yeah, "modern design" seems to me is often based on the whims of someone that fancies themselves somehow above the rest. I compare these types of folks to movie critics. I've watched LOTS of movies that I totally enjoyed that "the critics" said just sucked. ;)
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I would call this improved functionality.

Why you conflate that to .............. based on the whims of someone that fancies themselves somehow above the rest???
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@ Joe--I agree 100 percent. I never want the application I'm using to default to drop shadow! Techsmith did the right thing by making it default to no drop shadow. It's one of those things where if you must have drop shadows to truly call out your callout, then you should probably start rethinking your overall design before cluttering up your presentation with more visual fx. 

@ Rick--Prove it. Add Microsoft word art and Comic Sans to your next presentation hahaha
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Rick Stone

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LOL, it's always fun to use a virtual paint roller to speak in generalities. ;)
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Rick Stone

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dmey503 - Actually, maybe your presentation is all about those items. In that case, you might need to make extensive use of them. ;)