Help me understand assets - can I change/update them?

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Once I've created an asset, can I update it or do I have to create another? It would be nice to be able to update it and have it change globally (or if that is possible, please tell me how).

With all the troubles I've been having creating a workable TOC, I decided to try creating it from scratch but now I need to make a global change to my navigation.

I created a bunch of callouts and labeled them, then made them hotspots that pointed to markers I'd already created. Next, I grouped them together and saved them as an asset in the library.

Next, I placed a new occurrence of the asset where each marker is, then I went into the group and changed one of the boxes for each to make it highlighted.

Thankfully this didn't change them all, but that's where my question is. This is my first time using hotspots and didn't realize there's an option I should have turned off that stops the video once it jumps to the spot.

Is there a way to change this globally or do I have to change ALL OF THEM that I've placed (ugh!).

Or back to the drawing board and find another way.

My project is just a bunch of images of PPT slides, so one way I'm considering is to create the navigation right on the slides, then just create invisible hotspots in Camtasia. Then they could span the entire timeline instead of individual callouts/hotspots that occur at each marker.
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If you're using Camtasia Studio 8 you can actually do this:

1. Add your asset to the timeline
2. Open the group and double click one of the callouts to open the callouts tab
3. Now, multi-select all of the callouts that you want to update (either by holding ctrl and clicking each one or by clicking and dragging to highlight them all)
4. With all of the callouts selected, open the hotspot settings and make whatever changes to the settings you need to make. This will change all of the selected callouts
5. Right click on the group and add it back to the library

I hope this helps in the future!


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