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 4 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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I believe that a forum user has made available a small app [Camloc.exe] that helped translate callout [and caption?] text

perhaps search this forum to see if you can locate those threads

I've worked with it myself and it worked fine

if I can locate a link to one of those threads I'll post it back here
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Brian Nystrom

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When I tried to download Camloc75.zip, Chrome flagged it as "dangerous" and blocked it. Firefox says "it contains a virus or malware".

I love the idea, but I'm not willing to risk my PC by downloading it.
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kayakman, Champion

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if you download using Edge, a security scan is accomplished and the software passes; then you can download [save]

I believe Chrome arbitrarily blocks it because it is an .exe file

note that the file is on screencast.com

click "More" after a Chrome block and you get ... Google Chrome blocks downloads

Chrome automatically blocks harmful downloads that try to cause problems on your computer, like:

  • Giving you viruses
  • Leaking your private data
  • Changing your browser and computer settings
  • Adding unwanted extensions or toolbars to your browser
Why the download was blocked

Your file download may have been blocked for one of two reasons:

  • We think it might be a malicious, unwanted, or uncommon file.
    • Malicious: You tried downloading malware.
    • Unwanted: You tried downloading a deceptive piece of software. This program, disguised as a helpful download, may actually make unexpected changes to your computer.
    • Uncommon: You tried downloading an unfamiliar and potentially dangerous piece of software.
  • We've found that the website you tried to download the file from has been known to distribute malware.
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Brian Nystrom

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Well, Firefox specifically stated that "the file contains a virus or malware", so I'll let someone else download and take the chance. I don't actually need it, I just thought it might be nice to have.

Why would anyone post an .exe file on Screencast? The page was a complete mess when I went to get the file. The whole thing seems sketchy. Check it out and you'll see why I'm leery about this.
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sorry for your experience; with Microsoft Edge it security scanned OK and it then downloaded OK; 

I installed it when first made available; have used it for quite a while now with no problems whatsoever; Windows Defender still says no bad stuff detected

hopefully Charles will chime in and update us?

but it's always best to play it safe

the sc.com file name says .exe but the download is actually a zip
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Brian Nystrom

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Well, I copied the last link on page 2 of the thread into Edge and it lit up like a Christmas tree with virus warnings. Something's not right here.
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Joe Morgan

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Charles has posted on this extensively in several threads.

Many people before you have used it.

Not me, I don't need this feature. He's not up to anything, he's just someone out to help others and has done so.
I've read posts from others thanking him.

Regards,Joe
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He just posted this in another thread.https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/translate-callouts?topic-reply-list[settings][filter...

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CAMLOC.EXE is not under any license.  I am simply a lone individual who posts it freely for anyone's use.  (I wrote 1.6 million lines of electronic medical record software over 25 years so I know something about writing code).


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Brian Nystrom

I have no idea what's happening when you try

I downloaded it again from sc.com this afternoon using Edge; manually scanned the extracted file with Windows Defender several times; still get the all clear
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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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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.