Capture and then transfer multiple captures to MS Word?

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Using SnagIt 13, I captured several hundred screenshots of an online presentation/ class over a 1 week period. I need to transfer those captures in time stamp order, to a Word Doc.
Many people I have worked with have had similar needs - capturing an online presentation - just the slides (we can record it). The only available option using SnagIt is to copy each slide individually and paste them into Word.  Took me 7 hours to transfer about 180 captures!
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Rick Grunwald

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My first thought is that as a capture tool, this may be beyond the scope of the program,
However you can open WORDPAD on a Windows system and drag the selected pictures and drop them into wordpad. I just dragged 57 (including 2short videos that slowed the process down) in about 10 seconds )
Save the RTF file then open it in WORD and resave it as a word document. You will have bypassed all the wrapping and anchoring needs of word or the Open Office equivalents
You can thus get the 180 captures into word in a minute or two
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Nice!  I'll give that a try. Sounds MUCH faster!
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Another option to consider is using the built in "Problem Steps Recorder" app that is part of Windows 7 forward. Basically you launch it and configure the settings. (The default number of screen captures is 25, so you will want to increase that).

To launch it, you click the Windows Start button and type "Steps" and it should pop up to click on.

You then start the recording and click stop once done. Then save it. It will save to a zip format. But you can extract the file from the zip. It will have an odd name with a file extension of .mht. You can then open that mht file using Microsoft Word.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hello there williamholloway,

You could create a custom profile and save those images to a folder with a date and time stamp automatically.

Then, just open WORD and chose "Insert". Navigate to your saved folder of images, select them all and import them. They will already be in the correct order.

Very Simple and FAST indeed.

See Image Below, Click to Enlarge.If you need further clarification, just ask.I kinda threw the image together.
But I already tested the profile to ensure that it worked on my end.

Regards,Joe

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I'm going to try it now.
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Joe,
Got the Profile setup (looks a bit different in 13.1).  It didn't create the folder automatically - should it have done so?
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Hey Joe - thx!  I figured out that I needed to create the folder.  I should be good going forward for captures, right. Can I also use this method to transfer some previously captured items?
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This will only work correctly if the Images are date and time stamped at the time they are captured.
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Rick Grunwald

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Wow Best answer yet!
Thanks
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Sorry about the confusion williamholloway

I was rushing out the door to an appointment when and I posted my original response.


You need to create the save to folder yourself.

The best part about the custom profile is everything is automatic.
Since the initial file naming is also automatic. File transfer should be as fast as your computer can transfer a file across the hard drive into WORD.
You should consider assigning a Hot Key for convenience as well.
Let me know if you nee anything else.

Enjoy, Joe

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Having this issue at the moment!  Wondering if Joe's solution can be used for existing captures, as William was trying to do?  Can't find the answer for this and would save me so much time.  Thanks so much!  Karen