Is there a way to import my company's Powerpoint color theme into Camtasia 8?

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We are changing our default corporate PowerPoint colors. I want to update Camtasia to use those colors.
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Camtasia doesn't offer themes, per se. But you could insert the elements you need to be special colors, configure them that way and add them to the library. Then when you need to insert one, insert it from the library. I think that's about as close as you are going to get.

You could also create a project and add elements that are set up, then save it. And when you create a new project, you begin by opening that "seed" project. You would just have to always remember to perform a "save as". If you just save, it will overwrite the seed. So you would want to make a backup of the seed so you can easily recover if that happens.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I guess I used the wrong term.. I want to import my PPT color palette into Camtasia .  can I do that?
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I liked Rick's suggestions.  I also save company logo and a basic intro to the library to use in all my Tutorials.  Remember to link to the media instead of adding it directly (saves a ton of space).
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Not sure what you mean there. but I believe the same suggestions would hold.
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I'm also unclear on how you mean to import a palette. But if it exists as a dialog or whatever with all the different colors on it, you could capture an image of it and add that to your timeline or the library. Then when you need to choose a color, just display that image and use the Camtasia color picker (eyedropper) to sample the color you need.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Here is how you can set a permanent palette in Camtasia 8.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJQlDdpNx0c
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Naomi,

Excellent video - thanks!!!
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Here's a work around for Camtasia 9 to have a permanent palette.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaZXNIIFysc  I've given TechSmith feedback on having a custom palette feature for the future. Fingers crossed it will happen.
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I just licensed Camtasia 9.  Shocked that you can't customize a color palette, for example to a company logo and standard palette.  This is a baseline feature in any presentation software.  Definitely should be top of product development roadmap.  Nice having the ability to enter Hex# or RGB to get your colors, but incredible waste of time to have to do it over and over again.  Thank you for work around in the meantime, but this shouldn't be a work around.
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Thank you Naomi...that was what I was looking for.
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Naomi Skarzinski

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You're welcome!
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Great question and nice to read you are using your corporate colors. I would also create the custom colors in Camtasia as others have recommended. If you are using corporate colors to change callouts I would also set up a folder in the Library and add the customized callouts so they are available at a click of a mouse, no need to change the color each time. To do this add the callouts you want to use to the timeline, if you have 4 colors then add 4 of the same callout then change each one to a custom color, change border, size etc. if required, then select them all, right click and select Add to Library. Once this is done you can even share these custom callouts in the Library with your colleagues who use Camtasia.