Snagit: setting size of a line's end marker independent of line width

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I'm a new SnagIt user. On the rather complex GUI screens I'm trying to document, it's often impossible to place a numbered step marker right on or beside a GUI control I want to label. I'm using lines with a circle end marker as a way to link the GUI feature with the step marker. I'm finding that if I make the lines thin, the end circle becomes too small to see clearly in the final printed document. If I make the line wider the end circle grows with it, but to get the end circles the size I want I have to make the lines so thick they look odd.

Is there a way to set the size of a line's end marker independently of the line width?

I can get round the problem by creating a circle as a separate shape then placing it over the end of the line, but that makes moving the lines about much more time consuming as there are now two objects to move.


Bruce Officer

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Joe Morgan

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Unfortunately, there is not a way to set the size of a line's end marker independently of line width.

You should  probably post this as a feature request in an independent thread. I like the idea myself.

Regards, Joe
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Hi - I sometimes have a need for this and it would be useful to have extended pointers .. as you describe and better still number pointers 

However, I get around this through creating the numbered stamp - then the line - 

Move them so that the line is overlapping the number - then select both items - using Shift-Left Click - with all objects selected - use Right Click and Group 

You can now move the items around as a group

Another tip is that I create the line adjust its attributes - colour, width etc. - then each tim I need a new line I copy the original (Ctrl Click) and start the process again .. 

If you substitute the circle for the number stamp - you can set the two components to be whatever size you like and then move them as a group

Hope this is of use.