Duplicating and maintaining uniform image size throughout scribe

  •  Hi, I'm putting together tutorials and need to duplicate images but keep them the same size and in the same place on the page. I'm finding it difficult to match image and font size as well as create a uniform layout throughout the scrie - so it looks a bit messy :)

    are there any tools I can use? Thank you in advance

  • Hi,

    one way:
    1) arrange your first group of elements and, with all of those elements selected, click "set camera" to save the camera position for all of them.
    2) then arrange the new set of text and images right on top of the old set so all the sizes match
    3)  then use multiple-select to select the new set and move them all as a group (using your arrow keys or dragging the whole group with your mouse) to a new location on the canvas,
    4) (without changing the zoom level) position the camera where you want it for the new group then, make sure they are all selected and save the camera setting for that new location.


    5) repeat steps 2-4 for any additional groups of elements.

    also you can drag blue guide lines from the top and left sides of the canvas to keep track of horizontal and vertical measurements

    If you have trouble with any of the steps you may want to watch the tutorial videos on the instant answers page to familiarize yourself with basic features of the program.

    -Mike (videoscribe user)

  • Hi Mike,

    Thank you that is helpful.

    My challenge is to duplicate same size and position of images on a new canvas - or once I have blanked or cleared the page to add new instructions. I also seem to inadvertantly change the zoom level and can't figure out how to undo - ctrl +z isn't working for me.

    I'm a newbie - only a week in so just need to learn about basic tools and not be so impatient :)


  • Hi Geraldine,

    I've found that it's quite helpful to copy and paste text in VideoScribe to maintain a certain size throughout. For images it's similar but if you wish to change the image to something new, you can copy and paste as before then replace the new image (go into the image properties and it's the bottom left button in the properties window). Your zoom level could be changing through the use of the mouse scroll wheel; ctrl+z does not undo this action, it only undoes actions such as image rotation and image placement. If you look at the bottom left of your canvas you'll see your zoom percentage. I've found it helpful if I place the first image I want for a scene at the zoom level I want, and set the camera on that image asap. This way I can always go back to that scene's camera placement for the other images within that scene, and also as safety if I zoom or move the canvas accidentally.

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