Roundup! - Arrow and Line Tails for Callouts

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We’ve heard from users that they want callouts to have arrow and line tails. We often do this manually already: drag out an arrow, make a standard text box over top of the end of the arrow. It’s worse if you draw the text box first, because then you need to know about and hit “Send Backward” on the arrow. It would be great if there was a built-in way of doing this.



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Robert R., Online Community Admin

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Posted 11 months ago

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Rory Apperson

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Callout with arrow in snagit..

It would be very nice if you could create a callout that has an arrow attached to it, like this:
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Paul

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Robert

I am sorry to sound like a grumpy old man, but while it's true that this feature would be very helpful, the original post attracted 5 votes.

Meanwhile there are three requests for another callout effect that cumulatively have attracted 45 votes - the ability for multiple tails.  You can already shrink the base of a tail to create a straight line, but overlaying multiple callouts to get multiple tails is a PITA.  The three requests are:

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/multiple-tails-on-callout
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/it-would-be-nice-to-have-the-ability-to-have-multipl...
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/balloons-19ptvr

This function is already available on SnagIt for Mac, which kinda rubs alt in the wound.  Please, pretty please, can we have this in a round up?
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OK.  I will raise it again
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@Robert

For some reason there has been a sudden flurry of voting on a couple of 2018 ideas of mine - perhaps others have seen this effect with their requests.  Perhaps your roundup post caused it?

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/lock-a-capture-to-the-left-of-the-recents-tray?utm_s...

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/rounded-corner-effect?utm_source=notification&ut...

Are these too late for the 2018 roundup?  Or will I need to resubmit them in 2019?

Paul
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Hiya Paul;

No need to resubmit them for a new roundup ... because they are in the current Roundup :)

See:


Feel free to let me know if you've any questions!
-Robert
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Doh!  Senior moment there.
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@Paul - I've been seeing a flurry of notifications myself. And I believe the roundup list is why. As folks click the links and vote, I believe we each receive a notification. ;) 
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If I could vote for this one 10 times I would.  This is my #1 want.
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Arrow and Line Tails for CalloutsMultiple Tails on Callout and Straight Line with Multiple Points are so closely related, they could all be done simultaneously, saving time overall on accomplishing these changes.

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