Thanks to a previous Q&A post ("I used JING for many year and now with the new version I can not include text.. How I can do it now with TechSmith Capture?"), I now understand how to get the callout feature to work; however, I am disappointed that the following relatively simple formatting features in Jing now appear to have been changed or removed. I'm hoping this isn't a permanent circumstance and that the cases I've made below will cause you to consider bringing them back.
The default text alignment is now 'centered' in Capture, while it was the more conventional 'flush-left' in Jing.
Would it be possible to have the option added to use either flush-left or centered? The argument against centered text revolves around its reduced readability vs. flush-left in longer text scenarios, such as in where the Callout contains more information than can be effectively communicated in a single (preferably short) sentence. One example would be a callout which uses of a series of bullet points (which can still easily be applied by using the ASCII code 'Alt 0149' for the bullet character). In terms of readability, bullet points are not as effective in a center-aligned context, but typically are always seen positioned flush-left. The same reasoning would apply to numbered lists, which just look awkward and unprofessional when presented in a center-aligned paragraph.
So my wish-list item here would be to return Flush-Left as the default alignment to the Callout text tool and perhaps ADDING centered text as a secondary option. But unless you are assuming that the only text annotations that Jing users made or that Capture users WILL WISH TO MAKE are no more than a few words each (in which case you would be WRONG), I would contend that forced center text alignment might work well for "thought bubbles" in the comics, but not for the real-life business utility which most of your customers loved and used Jing.
Rich Text formatting via keyboard commands for bold and italics (Ctrl+b for bold and Ctrl+ i for italics) while always available in Jing are no longer available in Capture.
I am aware that the HTML 4.01 Spec deprecated inline markup tags <b> and <i> for bold and italics, respectively; however, there is no reason why their longstanding keyboard commands should be unilaterally done away with. As long as the proper HTML 5-approved tags (i.e.: <strong> for bold and <em> for italics) are associated with these common text formatting keyboard commands, their use is not in violation of spec and they may continue to be used. I honestly don't see any reason why that couldn't be the case in Capture.
Thank you in advance for considering these items; I'm certain that I am not the only former Jing user who misses them!
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