Possibility to export text of annotations

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I'm producing quite a lot of tutorials with annotations to explain my demonstration and I need to translate them in many languages.
It would be great to export the text of the annotations, have it translated and then import it again so that I don't have to manually change the text of each annotation.
Thanks!


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Clemence

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  • frustrated and out of time!

Posted 9 months ago

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Daniela

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Well, you could try to extract them from the .tscproj file. If you open it in Notepad++ or some other text editor, you can find each annotation in a bunch of code. Unfortunately I haven't figured out yet how to identify each annotation in the video, but I know that the text of each annotation is in there. Try to search for a example text of one annotation in the opened .tscproj-file via CTRL+F and you'll see it's in there "somewhere". Then replace it with the translated text and open the file with Camtasia to see if it worked.

If yes, the task would be to find the identifying pattern for annotations and automate the extraction (and replacement with translated text). Maybe one of the more experienced Camtasia-users has already figured out the pattern? Or maybe even one of the Techsmith employees active in this community can chime in and provide an answer?

With the pattern identified, you could try to write a script/ two scripts (or have them written) that handle the extraction and replacement. You might have to adjust some of the annotations afterwards because, depending on the language, the translated text might be longer or shorter, but that should be less work than the manual extraction and replacement, I think.


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Brian Nystrom

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I'm certainly not insinuating that Charles is up to anything nefarious, but perhaps someone has hacked some of the links in that thread. Which link are you using?
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Brian Nystrom

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That link takes me to an entirely different page than I saw before and the downloaded file is clean.
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kayakman, Champion

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glad to hear

re weird page behaviors, sometimes you can end up on a cashed pages server; that can give you suspicious results?

one trick I use is to clear browser history, then try again

if you do try the software, maybe let us know what you think
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Brian Nystrom

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I took a quick look at it and it seems pretty straightforward.