How can I identify the annotations that Camtasia 2020 converted

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Our team has been working on a series of videos which we have updated over several years. After updating to Camtasia 2020, when we open our files (of which we have over 80 videos), Camtasia warns us that it will update annotations to support this version. Unfortunately,  we have many annotations that are no longer supported. :( 

So far I have seen that instead of nice curved arrows we now have chunky straight arrows which overlap. Lots of other arrows have changed direction which is not very helpful. 

Is there a way of identifying which videos have these legacy annotations? 

I have had some success using RegEx on the project file, searching on the most common annotation (swoosh arrow). But I am concerned that there are others that I have missed.

In searching this community I have come across CamLoc which does a great job of finding the text and markers but not annotations. 

I am assuming that this is a new feature not a bug. Are others having the same issue and how do you deal with it?

Thanks
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Posted 3 weeks ago

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kayakman, Champion

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I have run into this issue with many hundreds of projects; there are 2 ways forward ...

1. keep using Camtasia 2019 to work with those legacy projects

2. bite the bullet and go through each project and replace any affected annotations; I've found eye-balling the projects to be the easiest and fastest way to ID what needs fixing
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kayakman, Champion

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what are you taking about?

the op's question has been answered ...
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Joe Morgan

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I was trying to appeal to your sense of humor. I write it off as a hit and a miss.
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kayakman, Champion

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it's been a challenging week; sorry I missed your intentions ...
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Joe Morgan

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I wasn't offended in the least. Things have gotten challenging for me lately as well. Looks like a long & busy summer is ahead of me.
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then all's cool ...