How to Set the Text Object Background Color in SnagIt 2019?

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Is there an easy way to do this? I seem to remember this was possible back in Snagit 13? Did it get removed in some later version?

I tried following some workarounds like creating a rectangle shape with a white background and putting it under the text object.

It works, but it's clunky when you need to reposition it or copy and paste it. For example, clicking and pressing Ctrl to grab and group the rectangle and text object doesn't always work in 2019. 

Anyway, surely there's got to be a background color setting on text object somewhere... I often put text labels on top of screen captures and sometimes those screen captures have text, necessitating a background color for the text object.
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Rick Stone

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I suspect you may be thinking of callouts? No way I'm aware of to configure a background color for the text object. 
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For fun I fired up version 12 and looked at it. I think the callouts depict what you are remembering.

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Thanks. That's correct. Thanks Rick.
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Hi Jared,
For text with a white background, you should use the rectangle callout. (Or other shape if that is what you would like.)

You can configure the background color, border color, shadow, etc. with that option.
The text option is for text with a transparent only background.


Thanks for using Snagit!
Kelly
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Callout, not text. Callout. Thanks... I need to remember that... Callout. Hopefully I got it. :) Thanks for the help.
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Also, once you get the callout configured how you like it, you can click the little + icon over in the quick style panel to add it there...and if you use it a ton, click the star icon to add it to the Favorites tool for instant access. More info in this excellent tutorial.
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Thanks Daniel. That tutorial was helpful.