Where did the intuitive Publish button go in Camtasia?

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Publish button is gone. Now we have to use the "share" button? How not intuitive. Why would anyone select Share to publish a project to a video format? No one would. Come on, did you really test this with actual users? I didn't want to share, so I didn't look there. I checked Save, Export, Save As, Publish, Produce... Nada. I can't believe I had to search the help to find out how to do a very basic task like publishing my project to my computer.

Seriously, bring the dang Publish button back and put it on the top bar, maybe next to the Share, or even in place of the share. To have such a loud green prominent button for something someone may do once in a while, it seems unnecessary and illogical.

Each feature I discover that has been butchered or removed, I get more and more disappointed with Tech Smith. If this was my personal license for Camtasia, I'd ditch the program. Until my company changes to Adobe, I'm stuck using this. Sad. You were such a cool product....once.

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A lot of company's design their software to appeal to 20 year old's these days.

For those companies,  it's all about social media.
I think the "Share" button speaks for itself.

Regards,Joe
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Things change. Sometimes for the better, and sometimes not so much.
In the case of the new design.
I like it.
Click on the [Share] link on the left menu.
Choose [Custom Production]
And then you are back where you use to be at, in prior versions.

So, it has changed its name to Share.
No big deal.
Will that cause people to leave the program? not really.
What will have people to leave the program, are the ones that are having serious issues with the new builds.

Simple. Do not download until you know that the build is solid.
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To be honest.
I never noticed that [Share] button on the top right, until your thread here.
I just always used the Menu.
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Yeah, I don't think it's a big deal either.
It's just a sign of the times. Share is probably more intuitive to most new users.
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Ya well, I'm not the first to complain About the new UI. So I'm not alone. My company upgraded us. It's not my choice. A sign of the times is not to make people have to think about the UI, but to make it seamless and intuitive to the user. SHARE to PUBLISH is not intuitive. And if it was my personal software , I do research on upgrading and wait a while until it's stable. It's been this crappy for a long time and there is no way to revert to a previous version. We've asked. I know about UI and usability and this ain't it.
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And I do use social media and share stuff. But with a video I produce in a video publishing program for my work, I have to publish for myself, make tweaks, then eventually send out for review or SHARE. But I would never immediately share. I need to see the video first, thus the publish so I can go from the project file to a particular format. If and when I do share, it will probably not be via social media right away. There r two processes here: build and share. On social media you do t usually tweak it or do massive edits in a project file. You record and upload to share. Simple. Camtasia's purpose and features are just more robust than your iPhone recorder. Just sayin'.
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I think uploading a video without previewing it first. Is reckless at best.
If there's any flaws that need correcting, you've wasted your time uploading it.Plus, it's  unprofessional.

I'm a big Adobe fan and "Export" still means Export. You can produce a video with a preset  for Vimeo or You Tube. But you're still required to upload it yourself.

When share to You Tube, Vimeo,etc.  is not functioning correctly.
I wonder how many hours Tech Support has logged helping people who are to inept to produce and upload a video to those web sites on their own.

TechSmith claims there's news coming soon regarding possible UI improvements. We'll see.
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