Properties doesn't work

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So when ever I click on something in the timeline to try and edit it nothing shows up in the properties.
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Mewpixel Rblx

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Joe Morgan

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It's a Camtasia 9 bug.

For now you need to save your project, close the editor, reopen the editor.That should fix the problem until it occurs again.

TechSmith is aware of the bug.Hopefully it will be fixed soon.

Regards,Joe
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edward.schmitz

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Hey Joe, 

I am having a similar problem. Whenever I create a custom callout in Snag it and import to Camtasia, there is no way to access the properties tab for adding the text. 

Do you happen to know if that ́s a bug or I am doing something wrong?

Thanks. 

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When you import a callout from Snagit the end result is just an image in Camtasia.  Images do not have text properties.   You can add a plain text callout on top of the image, and group them, but there is no way to add text directly to an image.
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Joe Morgan

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Yeah, what he said.

Although, you can re-scale,rotate, change opacity.The basics.So if you create a custom callout for use in Camtasia and you....
Start with a transparent canvas scaled to the same size as your video.You can guesstimate what size you want it to be so you don't need to re-scale in Camtasia to the point that it becomes blurry. Add text, filters or anything else first.

Regards,Joe

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edward.schmitz

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Thanks Joe and Stephen for your comments.  Please check the tutorial link below. I am new to Camtasia but it shows that it was possible to do it with Camtasia 8. 

http://blogs.techsmith.com/tips-how-tos/quickly-turn-any-snagit-11-image-into-a-callout-for-camtasia...

Thanks. 
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Interesting,
 thanks for the feedback Edward.
I didn't know that capability existed in version 8 so I had to play around with it.

It looks like you can add text to any still image on the timeline by double clicking it.

I think a text callout placed over a still image is more versatile and easier work with. However, that's just my opinion and workflow.

Thanks for the tip,Joe
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edward.schmitz

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Thanks Joe. I will do as your suggestion, place a text callout over the image.  
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Joe Morgan

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If you highlight the image and the callout at the same time.
Then, you can hover your cursor over them. Right click  and select "Group".
Once they are grouped you can apply transitions, behaviors, etc. and the image will be treated as a single object.
If you want to edit the text later you right click and select "OPEN Group". Click the text callout within the opened group and edit it.Then, Click anywhere in the timeline and the group will regroup itself automatically.
You can also highlight any item in the group and delete it.
If you want to add more items to the group. Highlight the group and the new item or items and select "Group". That will create a new group.
You can rename groups as well so you know what they are at a glance.
Plus, you can even right click a group and add it to the library.Then you can drag the customized group to the timeline of any future project.

OK, I'm done.LOL Time for a little football watching.

 
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edward.schmitz

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Wow! Thanks Joe for the detailed explanation. It will help me a lot! 
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dnashj33

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They need to get this bug FIXED....ASAP! Does it take months to fix a known bug, that is a workflow killer?