Stamps for Camtasia to illustrate key presses?

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Hello, I am using the most recent Camtasia Studio and wanted to add some stamps for better illustration of what key need to be pressed in a tutorial.

I found nice SnagIt stamps on the TechSmith website but cannot use them as the installer realizes that SnagIt is not installed.

This is where I found the stamps: http://blogs.techsmith.com/news-events/keyboard-keys-for-camtasia-stu/#.U4xqyiiaW5I

Can I integrate those stamps in a Camtasia project (as callout) and where to find these keyboard icon sets for Camstasia Studio?

Thanks in advance.

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You can apply most Key Pad Icons with callouts that are already installed.
Some things like,  #,  * , &,  will not work but most do.

Regards, Joe


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you can also use this technique to generate a blank key that you can place characters on top of, group, and add to library ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/C3eq3tQC8oYa
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Hey TechSmith, In the beginning of this thread, OP pointed to this link:

http://blogs.techsmith.com/news-events/keyboard-keys-for-camtasia-stu/#.U4ynqiguJn2

The blog post has text that reads:
Click here for a quick tutorial on how to create your own custom Callouts to Camtasia Studio.

But unfortunately that text does not appear to be linked to the tutorial it mentions.

Thanks... Rick :)


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Thanks for pointing this out, Rick! It appears the link was removed at some point. I have fixed it in the post, and you can also find the tutorial for custom callouts in Camtasia Studio here: http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-custom-callouts-prior.html
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You got more to fix than that link. LOL
I'm using 8.4 and there is no custom callout  function. That or it's time to see the optometrist. I would prefer to use that option. As opposed to saving something to the Library. Am I missing something?

Regards, Joe




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The blog post is from 2007 and is likely referring to Camtasia Studio 6 or earlier. In Camtasia Studio 8,images from the clip bin or library are equivalent to 'custom callouts'.
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Thanks Kevin,

But actually , I have been busy answering my own question.
The answer lies in the " HTML Help Menu" Imagine that . That's twice I've LOL  in the past few minuets.

I haven't created one yet But I'm going to.
Regards, Joe


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Yeah, I wonder if because it no longer applies, the link was removed. Perhaps the text should also be removed or the linked article amended?

Cheers... Rick :)
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Well, turns out it doesn't have a save feature at all.
It also won't tell you to save it to your library for future use either.

What the help menu does is make the process more difficult.

I'm thinking it's time to look into updating the help menus as well.

You can create much nicer callout's following the instructions in these forums then anything written it that HTML.
And that " Tiny Text Box / Pop up Menu" is hard to work with as well.

 Regards, Joe

Kayakman and many others are a lot more helpful.
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Joe, that topic in the help file seems to be spot on for me and works exactly as described. Also, to add the image with the text to the Library you just right-click it and choose Add asset to Library. Seems to work a treat.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I find it easy to make great performing custom callouts by combining images and text callouts that are saved in Library ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/eeePVh1UaZxx       1 min 17 sec

perhaps I am missing the main thrust of this thread?
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I agree with you kayakman. I ended up off topic by following the instructions covering how to.
 " Create a Custom Callout from an Image."

I would rather create the text with a text callout and work with it. Instead of the technique described.

See Image above to see the help menu topic I was following. About 3 posts back.

 So,  if you follow the instructions as laid out. Adjusting the text location requires opening the "Callout Text Box". These instructions are not there. I could see no other option.  And when you use it to reposition the text nothing happens in the canvas area until you select OK in the callout text box.
This makes lining  things up very difficult and you will likely reposition the text more than once.

So most instructions work and some are not there. Saving your custom Image callout or Title to the Library is not mentioned.
For myself, creating a custom callout from an Image should suggest that you intend on saving it. A callout is a saved profile that you add to a video when wanted.

I was not being mean spirited by saying I was LOL.
I'm Sorry if it offended others that I was trying to make lite of the issue.
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Joe, re the help file instructions: when double clicking the image which puts the focus on the text edit box, that makes the image the background of a text box; for text entry and editing, it can help to initially set to a small font size, then enter the text, then double click image again to select all the text and then set the final font size

but I prefer using the image/text callout grouped combo because that is more intuitive to work with

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