Production Wizard Dailog Buttons cannot be seen

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I am on Camtasia Studio 7 on Windows 7. I used to be able to see all the of the Production Wizard dialog boxes. Now, I get a huge section of white space and below that I see no buttons. The dialog box is running off the bottom of the page and there is no way to get down there.

   I have read numerous forum posts about the same problem but what I cmae away form that with is basically, Techsmith couldn't care less. Instead, I should change key settings on my laptop in the hopes that maybe I'll be able to see the buttons at the bottom of the dialog. So 99% of the applications I use behave properly but I should change system settings because Techsmith won't include a scroll bar on the Production Wizard? Sorry. I was a programmer for over 20 years in multiple languages. If this uses Windows MFC, it is easy to add a scroll bar. If it's Java, it's easy to add a scroll bar. Why on earth should uses have to play this stupid game? Obviously this is a known issue and although I don't have access to the code, this can't be that hard to fix. Even worse is that I didn't have this problem but now I do. Is there an actual fix for this? Changing my DPI is not a fix. It is making my life hard in order to cope with a poor implementation. That is not acceptable.
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Joe Morgan

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Camtasia Studio 7 went out of production in 2011. "Last Update" TechSmith isn't going to fix this.

 If you temporarily lower the resolution of your monitor and save your settings as a custom production preset.
Maybe you won't need to see those boxes ever again?

It's disappointing and I understand your frustration.However, Antiquated software is antiquated software.

You can adapt and overcome if you want to. It's up to you.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I am an academic reference and instruction librarian. I am using the same laptop that multiple predecessors in my job did. Camtasia must have been installed long before I started in 2015. It would be a tough sell to get the library to buy an upgrade. I tried Camtasia 8 on my personal laptop and was quite disappointed that Techsmith removed the "title" option.  If I was using my own old copy, that would be enough to keep me from upgrading, but that is not the situation with my work computer. I have what I have. Thanks.


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You might ask the library to consider an upgrade. I do believe TechSmith offers an educational discount on their products. While I'm not TechSmith nor am I representing them, it never hurts to ask what is involved with such a thing. You may find yourself surprised.

Cheers... Rick :)