Improved KeyBoard Callouts

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I'm using Camtasia version 9.

When I create a keyboard callout for CTRL+ENTER, the video displays CTRL+RETURN.

I'm creating a video for Jupyter (Python) notebooks.
These notebooks have keystroke combinations such as ESC+a, and ESC+dd.
However, the dialog box within Camtasia 9 does not accept these keystroke combinations.

Thanks for your time resolving these problems.

Charlie
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I agree; keyboard callouts could use improving

As a workaround, I make my own custom keyboard callouts when necessary, and put them in the Library ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/fgnsV6VxQG3
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Steve Shipley

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Thank you, useful for allowing me to enter the Mac CMD key on Windows when doing this. Appreciate the tip.
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peterparker

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IF I wanted to use of Camtasia version 9 what will  do
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Honey Arollado Guanco

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hi, newbie here what is all about Camtasia? could you please enlighten me.
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Hi KayakMan,

Thanks for your video; it is very helpful.

Hopefully, Techsmith will create a general solution.

Charlie
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Hi there

One way you might be able to achieve it is by opening something like Windows Notepad. Type the combination you hope to see there, then select the text and copy it to the clipboard. Then paste into the field.



Cheers... Rick :)
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got it now; really a great trick
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Rick, I put your trick to good use; CS9 uses "Return" for the enter key, which I don't like; so, I made an "Enter" callout using your method
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Rick,

Great technique.

Thanks

Charlie
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This works as a work-a-round but this should be capable within the program.
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I agree that keyboard callouts should work better within the CS Editor

I only work with manually added keyboard callouts as the auto-generated ones just do not serve my needs

I've expressed my thoughts about this subject many times over the years; my current inputs are expressed here ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/QXLsla997
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You can capture keystrokes when recording (with Camtasia Recorder) and Camtasia Editor can place them on your timeline.

That being said,  I don't know that it will be able to capture all the keystrokes you would use but it does get many that I have tried.

If nothing else it can save you some time placing the keystrokes it can on the timeline (at the point you recorded that keystroke) and you would only have to add the rest.

In the recorder under >> Tools>> Options - in the Capture section - check "Capture Keyboard Input"
Do your recording then "Save and Produce"  when done recording as a .trec file

With that file open in the editor and on the timeline, Click "Modify" (at the top menu) and then "Generate Keystroke Callouts. It should place what keystrokes it can/knows on you timeline as a new track.

P.S. It does capture  CTRL+ENTER

:)
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