Where is text shadow feature in Camtasia 9?

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I can't seem to find the text shadow feature for annotations in Camtasia 9.  Any help is appreciated.    Other than that I love the Camtasia 9 and have found it pretty easy to transition too.

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Eric

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Joe Morgan

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It's under the Visual Properties tab. See Image Below

Regards,Joe

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Eric

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Hi Joe,

Thanks for the reply.  For some reason that doesn't show up on my screen.  Here's what I see. 

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Joe Morgan

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Make sure the text callout is highlighted.If it is then......

That happened to me one time as well. It must be a bug with the program.

DO this, be sure to  Save your project first. Then, close Camtasia and restart it.That's what I did and it worked for me.

Regards,Joe
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Eric

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I just tried that and it still doesn't show up.   I can get it to work for some callout shapes (seal), but not for the 'T' call out.   Does it work for you with the 'T' callout?

thanks,  Eric

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The "ABC" {Text ONLY} callouts are the ones that let you apply the drop shadow to the text itself.
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Eric

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Awesome  Joe.  Thanks so much for you help.   Great, now it worked.  So it looks like  I needed to have the 'All' style or one of the other styles (other than Legacy) selected for the shadow option to show up.   When it was not working I had the 'Legacy' Style selected.   Thanks again ! Eric

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Related to this question, it would be useful to have a list of functions that only work with the Plain Text Callout.  So far I have seen it is the drop shadow and Behaviors if you want each letter animated.

Others?

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I also did not have the additional text properties. I saved the project and rebooted. Text properties now available.
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Charles Welford

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Would be nice to allow drop shadow for all callouts, not just text callouts. Cam 8 allowed this.
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I need to add a drop shadow to a JPG image, so the image seems to "float" above the video in the background - but the drop shadow property doesn't show up on the properties tab. Any clue how to fix this?
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select the image on timeline, select visual effects [left panel], select add drop shadow