How to export Snagit text for translation/localization

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I have Snagit 11.1.0. Is there a way to export text layers in a .snag file so that they can be translated/localized?  I need to export the native .snag file so that it's not flattened. The L10N vendor needs to extract the text (as can be done from Photoshop or Visio) so that the files can be translated.
Thanks.
Gina
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Gina Fevrier

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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi Gina,

I'm very sorry, but at this time, there is no way to do this in an automated fashion.

If the vendor only wants the text, you will need to copy/paste the text into a spreadsheet and send that off.
Then, to get the text back into the callouts, you have to copy/paste the new text into the open Snag file
callouts in a manual way.

Remember to save them as a new version so you have a
copy for each language you need.

If you do go through this process, remember to include the English translation in the spreadsheet you send off so you will know which callout to paste the translation back into once you get that file back. 

I *really, really* wish I could present an easier way for you to do this.

Kelly
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Gina Fevrier

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Hi Kelly,
Thanks for letting me know so quickly.  Is there a page to add enhancement requests?
Thanks.
Gina
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi,

I have turned this post over from a question to an idea topic and the Snagit team will see this.

Thanks for using Snagit!
Kelly
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Thanks, Kelly!
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For anyone finding this post via search...Snagit now has a solution for translating text in markup, as of Snagit 13.1 and later (released Jan 2017). The feature extracts text from image markup (callouts, text boxes, etc) into an XLIFF file. When you get the XLIFF file back from the person who does your localization, import it back into Snagit. Snagit duplicates the original images and replaces the source text with the translated text from your XLIFF file. Then Snagit alerts you to any files that may need attention or tweaking.

This tutorial walks through the feature in detail.