Outlined font for callouts

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Captions use an outlined font, so they are visible on both dark and light backgrounds.

It would be nice to have an (optional) outline for text (in) callouts as well, it would be even better if the outline is configurable (color, width)
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Posted 9 years ago

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I too want to be able to make images with captions like this: 

The black outline is an important addition to the text and text shadows just don't cut it on many images.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Outline fonts.

I had not as of yet faced any hurdles I could not leap in Camtasia to get the effects that I wanted in my videos, until now.

I went to outline some font for subtitles that I need and was shocked that I could not do this.

I've been using Camtasia for some time now and I guess I had not needed it or had just used the drop shadow to suffice, but the time has come that I need it.

Looking at the past threads, I see several others have been pining for this feature for 4 years!

I understand that certain features take precedent over others and demand drives all decisions, but it's been 4 years for a feature that is pretty standard for fonts.

And while the use cases may seem to be infrequent, I would wager that many others have just been using work arounds to suffice and would really appreciate the feature once made available to them. 

Heck, there are several features on Camtasia that I have never touched, yet they are there if I need them, and the fact that they are there if needed tells your customers that you understand their needs and accommodate them. 

Again, up until now, Camtasia has always done what I needed it to do. And I'd like to be able to continue to tell my friends and colleagues that it still does everything I need it to do.

Show some love. It's been 4 years.


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I echo this sentiment.  I need outlines fonts too!