SNAGIT question about fast text enlargement

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drzonniebierny

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drzonniebierny

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Hello again, 
Can I get an answer, please?

Sincerely,
Dariusz Pocztowski
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

Unfortunately your links and video stuff is all in an image and un-clickable, so we cannot see what you mean.

Are you talking about a quick way to adjust the size of text in either a caption or the Text object?

Assuming so, perhaps try first ensuring you aren't in "text edit" mode but having the object selected (where you see the sizing handles) then pressing and holding the Shift key as you either repeatedly press or press and hold the up or down arrow keys. This seems to allow for quick scaling adjustments.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Note that I'm not TechSmith. I'm just a user and fan of their products. (in case you were hoping to see an "official" type of answer.)
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Hello, 
Thank you very much for your response and I apologize that I am only answering today, but the best time to try is at the weekend.

"Unfortunately your links and video stuff is all in an image and un-clickable, so we cannot see what you mean."
- Under the screen with the conversation story is a link to Google Drive with a movie that intuitively describes my question :)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gACHHVx4ua8oNav4_A1rA10_IaYbRDQS/view

I think you have read my question well, and I think I have understood your hint well.
I tried to do it according to your instructions, which seem very likely, but it does not go away.
It may be some mistake associated with the wrong reading part of your hints (I use a translator), but before we verify it, maybe first let's do it, that as you now know exactly what I mean, do the same test and confirm me if it it works.

This is of course a request :)

Thank you again for your response.

Sincerely,
Dariusz Pocztowski
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drzonniebierny

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Hello again, 
Can I get an answer, please?

@RickStone?

Sincerely,
Dariusz Pocztowski
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You can't scale the text the way you want when you write it out in a text box.

The only two ways I can think of to have your text scale like your example is to

1. Your text has to be a separate image
You can then bring that text image into Snagit and scale it the way you show.

2. Create a new image in Snagit with a transparent background
Write out your text
Trim the canvas
Flatten All.

You can then drag that text image from the recents tray into the working canvas and
then scale it.

Problem with doing it either way is you can't change the text and/or style the text ie; change the color etc. without starting over or going through a LOT of steps.

Dubie:)
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drzonniebierny

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Hello, 

- No no no ;)
This is completely non-functional for many reasons.
Among others:
"Problem with doing it either way is you can't change the text and/or style the text ie; change the color etc. without starting over or going through a LOT of steps."

But thank you very much for your reply :)

The suggestion was very interesting Rick Stone, but it doesn't work for me.

Sincerely,
Dariusz Pocztowski
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Hi there

I'm a bit confused. You seem to be replying to Dubie, but you say my suggestion was interesting. Are you referring to my earlier suggestion of using Shift+Up or Down Arrows?
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drzonniebierny

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Hi there
I am asking for your understanding, because I use a translator and maybe that's why it's all illegible.
All I write is not a complaint, but an attempt to explain, and I thank you all for the answers and willingness to help.
If the translator shows bad or unpleasant emotions, I don't have them - I'm very grateful :)

You answered me for the first time July 30, 2019 at 7:36:55 PM UTC 
I answered you August 3, 2019 at 7:01:14 AM UTC:
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/snagit-question-about-fast-text-enlargement?topic-re...

But for some reasons you didn't answer me, or I don't see your answer.
I assume you will read it now and answer me, so I don't want to write for long.

If I have understood your answer correctly, it is exactly what I mean, but this pattern does NOT WORK for me and I wanted you to confirm whether it works for you.
I don't know if your answer is just theory or practice.
I met with the fact that similar combinations work in different programs - not just graphics, and therefore it seemed to me likely.

"Are you referring to my earlier suggestion of using Shift+Up or Down Arrows?"
Yes, because I wanted to make contact with you again;)

RICK STONE - very interesting BINGO! suggestion But it doesn't work for me.
DUBIE - uninteresting suggestion:
"Problem with doing it either way is you can't change the text and/or style the text ie; change the color etc. without starting over or going through a LOT of steps."

Cheers ... Drzon :)
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drzonniebierny

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Sorry, maybe it's my fault, but I don't understand it.
I am writing again because I care about RICK STONE answers.
I do not write it with claims, but I would just like to clarify this case, assuming that I make some mistakes by using a translator.
When RICK wrote me the first reply in this topic, I wrote back to him, but he didn't reply to my message.
When the answer was DUBIE (thx!), RICK answered questioningly.
I answered RICK very carefully, but Rick didn't answer me again.
I don't understand any of this.
Can you mark people in the post like on Twitter, Facebook etc. or send them a private direct message?
I ask because maybe I accidentally ticked something and Rick can't see my entries.

Cheers ... Drzon :)

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Hi there

Rick did see your entry but also saw that Dubie answered. 

Sorry, but forums are a bit hit or miss. Sometimes folks ask questions at the times when others are away. Or the posts become buried beneath other posts. Such is the nature of the beast I suppose. Sorry I didn't get back to you when you expected.

I didn't come back because it looked to me as if Dubie nicely answered your question. 

Cheers... Rick :)
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drzonniebierny

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Hello again,

Thank you for your answer :)
I will organize and ask Rick again because I still don't have that answer.

1) The DUBIE way is absolutely not for me what I wrote about immediately.
Of course, I am grateful for her willingness to help :)
2) Rick, your method is theoretically for me, but it doesn't work for me, which is why I have written this context two times:

"If I have understood your answer correctly, it is exactly what I mean, but this pattern does NOT WORK for me and I wanted you to confirm whether it works for you.
I don't know if your answer is just theory or practice.
I met with the fact that similar combinations work in different programs - not just graphics, and therefore it seemed to me likely."

So RICK, please answer me if you did practical tests and it worked for you (or you can do it) or it was just a theoretical hint, and now you know, through tests, that it works / does not work?

Cheers ... Drzon :)

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Hello again

I'm going to start by saying that there are two "modes" that you work in with text objects in most applications like SnagIt. There is the mode where you edit the text and the mode where you click and drag the text object around to place the text in a different location.

If you are in text editing mode, you are able to change the text and any adjustments to text size only affect the next text you type unless you carefully select the text before adjusting it.

So that's why I said what I did about being sure you aren't in that text editing mode. One easy way to ensure this is to click the canvas (the main image) so focus is placed there briefly. Then carefully click once on the text object so you see its sizing handles appear.

Once you have done this, click into the field where you change the text size. 


Once focus is there, you should be able to use the up or down arrow keys to adjust the text. Single presses of the keys should result in fine increments one digit at a time. But if you press and hold the Shift key as you press the arrows, the size just change more dramatically.

Earlier I noticed you said that you used a translator? If so, that would suggest to me that you may have a localized version of SnagIt. And I suppose it's possible that your version may work differently than mine. So if the steps I outlined fail for you, you may want to contact TechSmith support to check.

Happy Monday... Rick :)
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Rick...
- IT  W O R K S  :)))
Thank you very much for your help!



Cheers ... Drzon :)