Lock all same sized clips to the same size and position on screen.

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Camstasia, I have slightly over 700 jpegs of Gita verses playing in sequence and I do not want the position of the verses to move up or down or right or left or change zoom level. I have so far tried selecting all clips on the track and un-checking smart focus option. Not working, some are displayed at 30, some at 34%, do I have to hit the button for "scale media to fit entire canvas" 700 times? All of my clips are identical in size. I want the easiest thing in the world, a lack of flexibility in positioning the clips but do not see how to do it in a sensible way.
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If all of the jpegs are the same size, and the text is positioned exactly the same on every image. Adjusting the images shouldn't be required. When you add an image to the timeline it's automatically centered on the canvas.
Are you working with those Images only?
Regards, Joe
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only those images in that track, timed with a sound track of the verses being chanted. I hope I do not have to remove and replace them, I have to save the relative length of each verse because I already spent days matching up the timing of the words to match the sound. For images, on that track, all are identical size.
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I hate to tell you this. I downloaded the two images you posted above.
They are sized Identically at 2602 X 2402 Pixels.
See Image Below.



That's a screen shot from Photoshop of the image size of one of them.
The problem is the alignment of the  text between the two images. I suspect the problem exists with the other images as well.
In the image below. I lined up one image with the other, with respect to it's placement from side to side. The magenta lines you see. They line up with the upper text but they do not line up with the text below.
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When placed side by side. the text seems to line up properly for these two images. See Image.



Repositioning all of the images manually may be your only option if you want them to match. And that's a daunting task for sure. 
You could download my pixel rulers and guides to help you with the alignment. I created these files myself and they are free to anyone who chooses to use them. It appears you could really use them here.


The Libzip download link is https://www.dropbox.com/s/wynj08hq7jxwwu0/Rulers%20Guides%20and%20Grids.libzip?dl=0

WinZip Downloadhttps://www.dropbox.com/s/9mrh5i6qc36wms2/Pixel%20Rulers%20and%20Guides%20.zip?dl=0

Folder / Rulers Guides and Grids.https://www.dropbox.com/sh/es7apdtmyscbngh/AABkjZ38QlwTcP25OjovZ8kla?dl=0

Good luck, Joe

The only thing you would need is the guides. The snapping feature will probably  be of no use to you, but you could place guides to aid in lining things up. I wish I knew of a better option for you. Maybe someone else can suggest something.
   
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Thanks for the link. The bottom of each verse can vary greatly. I do not need the bottom line to be the same. I want the the background for the verses to be the same regardless how long the verse is. And the longest of the verses does fit within the size of the jpeg.
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Found out that by cutting and pasting visual properties from one slide I liked I could set all properties the same across the entire track.
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Joe Morgan, this is a great solution. Is there a way I can import the grids to Camtasia 3 for mac?Thanks a lot for this useful information!
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Thank you Joe!!! This is exactly what I needed! :)