Implement Styles for Callouts - So We Can Change the Font Size, Color, or other attributes of more than one at a time

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The Boss often changes ideas about how a set of callouts should look. It would help if I could change styles for multiple callouts in one swoop.

It would help especially if I could Ctrl-Click to select multiple specific callouts, and change their style attributes simultaneously.
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Dave O'Rourke, Senior Software Engineer

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Thanks for the suggestion. In a project with a lot of callouts, I can see how this would be useful. We'll consider this request for a future version of Camtasia Studio.
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Kevin Mojek, Employee

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Hi Evan,

With CS 8, we’ve added the ability to multi-select objects on the timeline. So now you can select multiple callouts and change many of their style attributes at once: colors, border width, fade times, etc.
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Joe Morgan

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Videos are great. I would finish it and post it if it were me.
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OK, I've just tried this and it works. I'm happier doing this than changing them all invidually, or doing a Search and Replace on the .camproj file in a text editor (the fast alternative that I'd worked out).
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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We're glad this is working out for you, Bridgette.

Thanks for using Camtasia!

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Mal Reynolds

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The workaround isn't bad; I sometimes do it myself, but I think the original proposal still has a lot of merit. Styles always make life a lot easier when you want to maintain consistency and/or update displays.
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Please could the shift and double-click trick make its way into the written documentation. I looked long and hard for it, and found this forum entry.

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