Each callout on its own track??

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Is it impossible to have more than one callout on a track in Studio 8.3? Every time I create a callout it gets put on a new track. I'd much prefer to have all callouts on one track. How do I do that please? Ah, I've just discovered how to do it: drag the callout from its new track onto an existing callout track. Is there a way of creating a callout on a specified existing track in the first place?
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I believe the way it works is that Camtasia puts the callout on the highest "available" track where ever your playhead is.  In other words, if the callout is 5 seconds long, it will look at wherever your playhead is out 5 seconds and see if anything is in any of the tracks for that length.  Camtasia will put the callout above the highest track being used in that space.  This ensures that the callout you are adding is on the "highest layer" so that it shows up "above" all other elements on the screen.  If you are using 5 tracks, but the space where your playhead (and out for 5 seconds - or whatever the length of the callout) is empty on all tracks, it will put it on Track1.
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Thanks. I see. I had four tracks:

1) continuous video

2) callout at start

3) callout at start

4) audio narration throughout

So I suppose that explains why it goes for track 5. But a suggestion would be that when applying your alrogithm to place callouts, it shouldn't pay attention to audio-only tracks.

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