How to edit saved files, meaning edit existing lines and text boxes. I'm using snagit 2019.1.4 Thanks in advance

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I need to edit floorplans that I've drawn lines and text on using snagit.  I don't want to recreate the file all over again.  Is this possible?
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If you saved the original .snag file to another format.
Without creating a duplicate .snag first, that image would lose it's ability to be re-edited.
Only .snags can be updated.

Regards,Joe
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Although, you would be able to take a flattened file in JPG, PNG, or other formats, then select an area containing that "flattened" text, right-click it and choose to Edit Text. I do that all the time and it works pretty well.

In thinking about it, you should also be able to select a line or whatever, then just click and drag it to a new location. How well this would work depends on the background in use.
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Open SnagIt Editor (my version is 2020) and try to look in the "recent" (bottom left button) or in the "Library" tab (if your edits is too old) , if you dont change default setting in snagit, then you may find there your screens with non flatten elements.
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What does flattened mean?
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When you edit an image in SnagIt, you add layers of things such as Text areas,  Shapes, and other things. You are able to freely drag them around where you want. Or double-click to edit text. Things like that.

But when you save the file as perhaps a PNG or JPG, it's like rolling a steamroller over the image. Everything becomes merged together. The final result is "flattened". Meaning that you can no longer freely edit things like lines you have drawn or Text you have added.
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It means the image has been saved. And you cannot grab a line or object or anything else and move it, or apply traditional edits.
If you could actually move a line, there wouldn't an original image underneath it.

As all the layers of all the elements have been combined........ into one "Flattened Stack"
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Many thanks for that.  I now understand.