How can I fill the whole bottom caption area?

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How can I fill the whole bottom caption area?




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bluecisco

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Posted 3 months ago

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Ben Rhodes, Employee

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Thank you for your feedback.  If I understand you correctly, you would like video captions to render a bar the entire width of the video regardless of the text included in the captions area?  Could you provide anymore information is to the reasons why?

Ben
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bluecisco

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Yes, i  like the video captions to render a bar the entire width of the video. and i wish the caption  bar is fixed width instead of varying.
I think the entire width bar for captions is more beautiful.
if possible, camtasia could enhance the caption style ablility so that users can custom more caption style.
thks.
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to add to above post ...

How To Widen Caption Display Area Background 2019-04-30
https://www.screencast.com/t/AuobkMzsf


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Joe Morgan

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That was my post.

I removed it because I realized it would only work for burned in captions.
Leaving a stupid callout without meaning for anyone not using captions.

So its actually a pretty impractical workaround.
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kayakman, Champion

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good to know; when I saw it as posted, it was credited to a different person, but still signed by "Joe"
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Joe Morgan

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Its a Screencast account from Forever ago! I rarely sign into Screencast because I don't use the platform. You Tube and Vimeo are more Stable.I don't use the Smartplayer.

I've tried to correct this more than once.I signed in yesterday. It changed my log in here automatically without my knowledge.I've even tried correcting it through tech support. If you need the Smartplayer, Screencast has its merits. If you don't. It has drawbacks!
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Ed Covney

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" . . . . It changed my log in here automatically without my knowledge."
How many browsers have you installed?  And when/what was the last one you installed?
I use  Chrome  (04/06/19)  and  Firefox (04/26/19). If I re-install Chrome, all my stored Firefox passwords get jumbled, not deleted but JUMBLED. 


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Joe, that's a cool workaround, thanks. I only use burned-in captions for my work, so that's great to know. I sometimes overlay a slightly changed subtitle or two later, using an annotation, when chopping up a full-length video into clips, and a subtitle overlaps into another clip. It can be easier doing that than playing around with the original project file, but I'm often having to put a wider black bar on, to block out what is there, and of course my altered subtitle is usually shorter, so it looks inconsistent with the rest of the subtitles. Not any more it won't! :-)