Font Sizes Smaller than 8 Pt.

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We frequently use Snagit to capture system screenshots for training purposes. The screenshots result in the need for a font size smaller than the minimum 8pt provided in the Snagit font toolbar. Would it be possible to allow for manually-adjustable font sizes (i.e., through a font-size slider bar and a means of allowing users to enter a desired font size (1pt to 96pts) in the font size toolbar pt selector)? When you enter the minimum pt size, flatten the image, and then use the drag handle to resize the word created, the word becomes pixelated... less than ideal for final, clean, images. Extra work is needed to clean up the letters to make them presentable. Thanks for considering.
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Gene

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In  Snagit 13.1.3.7993, you can set a smaller font than 8, but you have to be a sneak.

For example, place a text box, type some text, select the text, then go over to the font size control in the Tool Properties and highlight the numeric value with your cursor and change it to the numeric value you desire.  


 
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Gene

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Oh my gosh, mfeneis... I truly do feel like a newb. I don't know why I didn't think about this approach, vs. using the toolbar dropdown. Thank you so much.
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I think the limit though is 6, no? And that kind of makes a bit of sense. I mean, how does one create text using perhaps one point?  Is that even legible? ;)
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Rick, you're right, of course. One point might have been taking it a little too far. I was shooting for the stars with the whole slider concept. :) 6 is the exact number I needed. I figured it couldn't hurt to offer the idea to have the ability to go lower though, just in case. The more flexibility techsmith can provide, the easier it is to create mock-ups and (more importantly) edit existing screenshots to reflect "to-be" functionality. Thanks for weighing in just the same. Regards.