Support better rotation for Snagit Step Tool (rotate shape, not number)

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I absolutely love the Step tool. I use it constantly for procedural documentation.

Would it be possible to add the ability to rotate text direction within SnagIt's Step Tool, separate from rotating the Step shape? What I'm looking to do is have a downward, upward, or left pointing "circle pointed" Step, with the text readable right-side up. Right now, it only allows you to change the "circle pointed" Step's pointing direction by rotating the shape, but it also rotates the text. So basically, I'm stuck with it pointing right.

Ironically, on SnagIt's "Features" page on your website, it shows what I would like:



Being able to direct people's attention to specific areas with the Step shape is helpful. Sometimes having the ability to only point to the right with the shape isn't always useful, since it blocks other things on the screenshot I want to show.

Thanks for your time!
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Posted 5 years ago

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Rick Stone

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Nice catch!

Makes me wonder if this is a nuanced difference between perhaps the Mac and the PC versions!
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I'll add one correction, since I just figured this out... you can aim the circle pointed Step to the left and keep the text right side up. Still, unless I'm missing something, upward or downward pointing circle pointed Steps will rotate the text along with it.
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You can kind of get there if you are willing to take an extra step or two.

Orient the object as you want, then configure the text color to match the background. This should have the net result of effectively hiding the text. Then overlay it with a Text Only callout with the letter you want.

Cheers... Rick :)