Capture and Paste

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Am I missing something?

When I capture a screenshot, I have to then click again to copy from the editor in order to paste the captured item into my document. Is there some setting so that I don't have to do two mouse clicks to grab the object from SnagIt editor in order to paste it into a document?

I do have the setting set to copy to clipboard, which I thought would set the item into the clipboard and my next paste action would automatically paste that item. But that is not how it works for me.



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Steve

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Posted 8 months ago

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Timbre4, Champion

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Hello, are you using MS Word? It should be as simple as 1) making the capture and then 2) clicking the Word icon to copy it directly into the document, just as I am doing with PowerPoint right now. No mention of which version you're using however this has been available for some time now.
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Thanks Timbre4. If I understand you correctly this is done by selecting Share and the Word or PowerPoint.

If that is correct, it is still 2 mouse clicks and then navigate to the destination application. BTW - I have the latest version of Snagit 2018, Build 924.

Another screen capture tool I regularly used automatically loaded the capture into a buffer and I could immediately just paste it wherever I wanted. So, I would capture an item, and then go to Word or PowerPoint and paste. No extra mouse clicks. I was hoping Snagit had a similar capability.

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No, I never click Share, just one click of Word icon (or PowerPoint, etc.) on toolbar.
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Rick Stone

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Perhaps record a brief video demonstrating it?
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Er... I think the OP's needs were clarified in his reply to Timbre4.
Another screen capture tool I regularly used automatically loaded the capture into a buffer and I could immediately just paste it wherever I wanted. So, I would capture an item, and then go to Word or PowerPoint and paste. No extra mouse clicks. I was hoping Snagit had a similar capability.
So, Steve, yes you can do exactly that.  You say you have already set the option to copy to clipboard?  If you toggle OFF the option highlighted below, you'll get exactly what you describe

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Bravo, wasn't aware of that extent of control. Typically in my case I have to add elements (boxes, arrows, etc.) before placing it anyways so I'm happy working with the editor + toolbar icons. 
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@Steve

I just did a post relevant to this the other day.
Quick to set up and should do what you want.

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/feature-request-automatically-copy-to-clipboard

:) 
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Steve

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Thank you so much. It works perfectly.

:-)