Getting started with Snagit

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I'm a newbie to the Snagit world.  I was introduced to it by a coworker.  So now I want to start using it to "beef up" screen shots, etc.  I have a Word document that contains several screen shots of windows that I would to enhance by using arrows to point out different items on the various screen shots.  After I open my Word doc, what's next?
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Alan Chenoweth

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Rolf Gustafsson

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Start by looking to Snagit tutorials.
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Steve

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Modify the screenshots (with arrows, etc) in the Snagit editor first, then put them into your Word document.
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alison.west

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Select and copy the first screen shot in your document that you want to beef up.  Open SnagIt Editor.  On the menu go to File > New > New from Clipboard.  You are ready to begin beefing up your image in SnagIt. 

As suggested previously, go through the tutorials for additional instructions and tips.  They are short and easy to follow.  Well worth the time.  Good luck!  
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Hi Alan and welcome to the TechSmith family!

Rolf is on point in referring to the Snagit tutorials, they are an excellent resource for digging into the basics of Snagit and how to best use it. You are also more than welcome to post questions here in the forums for tips from our awesome Champs and the other wonderfully helpful members of the forum (we have a support portal for technical support issues so if you run into any problems, contact Support here).

As to your question; are the images that you have in the Word doc saved as PNG or JPG files on the computer? If so, you can open those in the Snagit Editor by going to File - Open and choosing the image; you can then annotate as needed in the Snagit Editor.

If you do not have the images in the Word doc stored separately, you will need to take a screen shot of the images; you can see a quick tutorial on how to capture here. You can then edit or annotate the image.

Once you're done editing it's time to share your image with Word; luckily Snagit ships with this ability so just click the Share button in the upper right corner of the Editor and click on the Word option.

Let me know if that works for you!

-Robert
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Paul

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So you have screen shots in the word doc, that you want to annotate?  

If you have the original images you can open the SnagIt Editor and do file > open to navigate to the file in the usual way

If you don't have the original image, you have two options.

1. Right click the image in Word and select copy.  Then go in to SnagIt editor and do File > New > New from clipboard

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2. You're about to experience your first SnagIt screen capture.  The way to do it is  to open the doc and maximise the view as much as you can.  Then (assuming you did a standard install) press PrtScrn, select the area to capture and off you go.

After that you will have to follow your nose or the tutorials because the possibilities are endless.
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Rick Grunwald

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If they are already in word either save them out and edit them in the editor then replace the original graphic in Word. If you only have a couple ... go to the My documents\snagit stamps  fold and COPY the arrow you want then paste it into the word document ... then fuss around with the anchoring and the wrapping. Tedious at best but is a quick and dirty way to handle the immediate issue
Then set your workflow to follow what Steve said
Then as Rolf said, hit some of the tutorials. They are usually short and can show you things you might not have though of on your owne
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Pictures in a Word document can be saved by right-clicking on them and selecting "Save as picture."
Once saved, they can be edited in the SnagIt Editor.
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Paul

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JL1 that's how I remembered it but when I checked Word 2007 the option wasn't there! It must be version dependent?
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JL1

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Before replying, I checked with the version (Office 2010) of Word I use. There may be cases when an embedded image can't be saved from Word, maybe.
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Steve

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If it is in Word already, open the Word document. 
Snag the first picture. 
Alter it. 
Paste it back to the Word document.  
Repeat as needed.
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Rick Grunwald

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Then try this: PRINT the word document to Snagit. Then in Snagit, delete the pages with no graphics and on pages with several graphics, make duplicate copies so you have one for each graphic (New image from clipboard makes this fast)
Then pull in the outside borders to the edge of the graphic. Mark it up - copy all and take it back to the document.