long text scroll in Camtasia

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In my video, I need to scroll a very long text from the beginning of the text, at the beginning of the video, to the end of the text at the end of the video. The text is a couple of thousand words long. I understand that the usual way to scroll text in Camtasia is to move the whole text in an animation. I see how to do that. The problem I'm having is that when I paste the text into an annotation, the text gets microscopically small. 
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up-size the annotation so it is taller than the canvas; paste in you text; then apply animation as desired, and scroll it

this tutorial is not exactly on point, but it might be helpful ...

How To Use Scrolling Snagit Capture As Vertically Scrolled Text In Camtasia Project
http://www.screencast.com/t/4y9z6i5ozhNX

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All the paragraphs of my text just have one line break: at the end of the paragraph. And Open Office will not save a text file so that it has line breaks at the end of each line. So when I pasted text into Camtasia, it makes the font small enough so that it can fit each paragraph on one line.
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Also, although I have copied text to the clipboard, the Camtasia annotation will not let me paste ANYTHING. The "paste" command is dimmed out.
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have you tried pasting the text into a text editor like free Notepad++, the adding line breaks?

also, what callout type are you using?

try using a rectangle legacy callout; the test should wrap
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I just finished laboriously putting line breaks at the end of each line. now i'll try your suggestion. thanks very much.
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No, I still can't paste the text. 
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are you selecting the callout in the canvas, the doubling clicking the callout's default text to highlight it and enter edit mode?
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Yes
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Use the Keyboard, "Crtl + V" to paste.You cannot right click and paste text.
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I tried that.
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This problem started after I was able earlier to paste a long text in a callout. Now I can' t paste any text in any callouts. Even after restarting Camtasia.
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Wow. Text in Camtasia really needs work!!!
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Odd, what version of Camtasia are you using?
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It might be the font you're trying to paste. Try creating a duplicate document and changing the font.
 If you're using a free font like the kind you download from a site like Defont.They can create problems as well.
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Ctrl +v is now working, but I think my text is just too long for Camtasia. It's a couple of thousand words. Camtasia just can't deal with it. I like Camtasia, bought it, but with long text it really really needs some brains put to the task.
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try this ...

paste the text into several callouts

or use captions to display all that text
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You are Correct Jim,

Camtasia text callouts are limited to 4096 high and less than that wide.

I created a dummy 4096 x 4096 project.Camtasia max resolution. And the callout would not exceed the size of the project.


I've never created long text scrolls in Camtasia. I use Photoshop PNG images.I've found they scroll smoother than callouts. Callouts tend to jitter a bit.
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I ran a text callout through Photoshop to measure it. 3880 x 4096 is the maximum dimension.
Callout Arrows and Speech Clouds are limited to much smaller and various dimensions. I didn't measure them.
 
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Thanks. Yes, before you wrote, I'd decided to try png or jpg. Do you know if png's or jpg's in Camtasia have dimension limitations?
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In answer to my above question about png and jpg image limits in Camtasia, I read https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/remove-image-size-limit-when-placed-on-camtasia-canv... which indicates yes it's even a pain if you use png or jpg.
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Thanks for your help! Ya I am simply not going to put the text in Camtasia. Camtasia needs work when it comes to things like long scrolling texts. 
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just curious ... is this the "style" of scrolling text you are seeking?

http://www.screencast.com/t/QWxggvAO

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Well Jim,
You don't have to abandon the practice. Images scroll smoother than callouts,unless Camtasia has improved in that department.
I doubt it, because if you animate things like cropping.Theres some jittery movement, it's not real bad, but you can't miss it if your paying attention to details.

Behaviors are much smoother at adding animations.  But they don't do scrolling credits or whatever you want to call it.

Anyway, as an example. I took some random text. Placed it in Photoshop and kept the text around 4000 x 640 pixels. Created 3 images to a total of 10,000 pixels high.
Put that combined image in Camtasia at 10,000 by 640 and it was pretty much unreadable.I was mostly curious  to see what would happen.


So if you bring in 4000 x ? images. As long as there smaller than Camtasia 4096 x 4096 max resolution size.You can stack and group them quite easily.

Add the top text image to the timeline. Make it 100% in size and drag it upward. Bring in image 2, make it 100% and use canvas snapping to line it up with the bottom of the first one.Rinse and repeat until image 3 is in place.
Select all 3 and group them. Add a scrolling animation to them.
Here is my image with the canvas are zoomed way out to max, just to show the size of the image.No other reason really.


You could add as many images as you want, or jittery callouts.
But the text will be crystal clear as long as you don't exceed Camtasia's limits. It's a pain for sure, but if you don't have another program to create this effect for you.It's still something that can be done.


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some one already asked this question but i need answer, that is there any solution for limitations of png or jpg
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Could you be more specific. What exactly are you trying to do with a large image? 
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regarding "is there any solution for limitations of png or jpg" 

NO

best workaround is to slice and dice as suggested by Joe

suggest you look at this thread




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thnx
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How To Use Callouts As Place Holders For Large Blocks Of Vertically Scrolled Text
http://www.screencast.com/t/2kmmS5knOK


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here's a different technique; does not require any hand positioning in the canvas ...

How To Build Vertically Scrolling Library Asset By Setting Y Position Values In Properties
http://www.screencast.com/t/NbOVg8eue

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Example 20 Pages Of Vertically Scrolling Text 4165 Words 307 Lines With Page Navigation
http://www.screencast.com/t/yTR4yPiH

if I had to vertically scroll a lot of text, this is one way I'd do it

page navigation allows the viewer to look at whatever they want, whenever they want

I first made a 20 page template, and put it in Library as a reusable asset; then I just copied/pasted over the text

scroll rate is 1 minute per page

downside ... took 70 minutes to produce this 20 minute project; file size is large [730 MB] due to 60 FPS production