How to adjust padding on callouts in Camtasia 9

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Where in the callout properties can users adjust the "padding" of the textbox?  The space between where text can be typed and the background border of the callout.

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4evermaat

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If you know where it was in CS8, then stop reading.

In CS8 select the callout, select tab Callouts, select the "Text box..." link.

Given other changes I've read bout in C9 my first thought would be select the callout and right click for the context menu and look around.

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right-clicking on an asset on the canvas has no options directly related to the asset itself. 

Right-clicking on the Timeline asset will sometimes give some options.  the problem then lies that when you add something via the timeline, it does not always line up with the playhead or the track that you drag it to.     I might drag or copy/paste an asset to track 6, but it is pasted at track 15 (even though there is enough room on track 6).

TechSmith needs more uniformity among right-click context menu between Canvas and Timeline.  Also, more uniformity among the Properties menu.  The properties sidebar is the one place I would expect all options related to an asset to be editable, including the actual text.  Especially using multiple monitor where I have a larger canvas.
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The only work around I know of is to size your callout to what you want and then in the properties panel select the Text Properties tab and use the "Size" slider to adjust the text size and gain some padding from the edges.
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are you referring to camtasia 8 or camtasia 9?  Can you provide a screenshot where you are able to adjust callout padding in camtasia 9?
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Dubie, Wouldn't the text still have the same spacing to the left and top?  In CS8 we had the ability using either the mouse or keyboard to change the margins in a callout.  Each margin could be different.  here is an image.

with the callout selected the "Text box ..." button (just blow the bottom left corner of the "Callout Text Box") would open the "Callout Text Box".  In the new box the yellow drag points could be used or entries could be made in the text box below.

If that ability no longer exists it has to be a bug.  However, here is a workaround.

Use two callouts.  The callout with no text should be behind the one filled with text.  The back callout can be increased in size to give the appearance of margins.  Now, group the two so they can be moved around.


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Especially difficult with new thought bubbles... Lot of wasted space. Workaround works but extra work.
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Charles Welford

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Especially difficult with new thought bubbles... Lot of wasted space. Workaround works but extra work.