Set the fill color in a text box in version 13

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How do I set the fill color in a text box in version 13. This key feature seems to be missing!
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Joe Morgan

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You can use a text callout and change the fill color of it.

Also, you can place a text box over that callout.

See image below, click to enlarge

Regards,Joe

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How do I change the text fill in 13? In SnatIt 12.4.1, I could right click on the text box and pick the fill bucket.  I don't understand why some things were made harder to find in 13? Also, why do I need to keep learning new user interfaces with each major release? I don't want to place a color box over a text box as it adds steps and does not make it easier to move things around.




Thanks,
David
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From what I've seen, text went through some changes in this version. Likely to accommodate the new "outline" feature that was added.

While we now see that we can add just text, we also see that we can add a callout that contains text. So it's going to likely depend on exactly what the object is you are working with.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Yeah, unfortunately I wasn't as clear on my last post as I should have been.

1.You can use a "Text Callout" and change the fill color of the callout.



2. If you want a Edge Effect  on fonts "Stroke" you could place a text box over a regular callout.



3. Better Yet, post another thread.
Post it as an idea requesting that fill be added to the text boxes.That's your best bet at seeing a change in the current programing.

Until then, when it comes to adapting to feature changes it's either sink or swim.

Regards,Joe
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Thank you Joe and others for the help! "Callout" does just what I was looking for. Having the fill option on "Text" seems optional now that I know about "Callout". I'll post the thread for a possible software enhancement though because it would be convenient to have it in both places.

Regards,
David
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Hey TechSmith (in version 13.1.3 for Windows) :

Please put back the ability to simply put a text object on the screen with a solid background.  All the new stuff is great, but I don't want to wrestle with the program.  For years, we could put a box shape on the page, press F2, and type text.  Or, we could use a simple callout.

Now, the callout defaults to a theme that is annoyingly unprofessional and we have click many times to make is simple.  The text object doesn't appear to have a fill option, so that's gone.

Whatever the solution, please put back a simple, and fast option for business users who don't have a need for rainbow colors or blurry accents.  Thanks!
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These things are actually in version 13. Perhaps you are simply a bit disoriented because of the UI change?


Once you have it like you want, you can even save it as a Quick Style.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I have spent hours trying to figure this out.... I finally somehow got a good text for a banner after going crazy it was doing shadows and junk I have no interest in.   But now trying to do a different background color (text is white) to the left and write of the text box with a text.  All I seem able to do is make the entire thing a different color.  I make text boxes to left and right and leave the text blank and try to just have those two blank text boxes have the different fill colors.   Tried the tools properties fill, all sorts of stuff with the fill bucket and all I can get it to do is fill the entire area with a new color not just the text boxes on left and right of real text.  Also tried just selection off an area but then no property box comes up to do a fill. Either it can not be done or I am clueless.
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Dave- I'm guessing you've figured this out by now but you need to add the Callout Icon to the top of your tool bar (Callout is the icon with the little message bubble).

Right click on your toolbar and select customize toolbar.  Add the Callout to the toolbar.  Once added you may create your own custom settings > 
Click on Theme in the top right corner and select New Theme.  From there... you can change fill, outline, & text colors.  You can remove the shadow by clicking on the selected shadow box to un-check it

Hope this helps.