How do I capture a scrolling flash window

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I have a a SWF file that I I created (from xcelsius) that shows data, but due to screen limitations it can't fit on the window all in one go, so the flash file has an embedded scroll bar. When I try and use the custom scroll option, Snagit does not recognise the scroll bars within the flash file, so it can't scroll my window. I cant use the Advanced Window feature either, as the piece I'm trying to capture is a fixed size and won't adjust to allow me to use that to capture it.

I know I can do this by capturing a video, but I do need to generate a graphic of the dashboard
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Hi Adrian,

Hopefully one of our Snagit experts will pop in here, but as far as I'm aware, Flash window controls present a problem to Snagit, because they don't function as the standard controls that are present in Windows. I do not believe it is possible for Snagit to identify them as controls, as such. I'm pretty sure the only way to accomplish this would be to capture a part of the window, manually scroll it, and then capture again. You could then copy/paste the second part of the image into the first.

Sorry, I wish I had a better workaround! Again, hopefully one of our Snagit experts will come in and give a better solution, but that's the best I've got for you!


Kelly Rush
Marketing Video Producer
TechSmith Corporation

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