I have Snagit 13. How do I make a shape transparent? FWIW, I find shapes harder to work with the updated version. Thanks.

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I have Snagit 13.1.3...how do I make a shape transparent? FWIW...I find shapes harder to work with the updated version. Thanks. 
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Jim

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Dubie

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With your shape selected, in the Tools Properties click on the Fill or Outline option and select the transparent option.



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Jim

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well that was easy!  thanks much, i didn't realize that checkered box was transparent.  appreciated!
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Dubie

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No worries :)
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Jana Hradecká

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Hello Dubie, how to make the shape PERMANENTLY transparent in the version 2018.2.1 please? Whenever I change the fill to transparent and then make a new snag-it, it goes white again. At 50th snag-it in a day it goes pretty annoying. I always need the shape to be transparent. Thanks in advance! Jana
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Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead

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Hi Jana - after you change the properties for your shape, click the + in the corner of that shape's icon in the Quick Styles panel. Then it will be saved. In Snagit 2019, you can also click the star in the corner of the shape's icon to add it to the new Favorites tool. See how to save quick styles, how to save favorites.
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Really? The Favorites exist In 2018.2.1? ;)
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Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead

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Heh, good catch...thanks. I read too quickly. Edited my reply to specify version.
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Jana Hradecká

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Many thanks Daniel, it worked!