I am unable to capture a window with a large scrolling area.

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Windows 10. Snagit 13.

I am unable to capture a window with the scrolling option. It looks like it is working initially but when Preview opens it looks like a jumbled mess... I have about 20 morel lines below what you see here that must be captured. Please Advise.
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Joe Morgan

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Try Panoramic Capture.

Regards,Joe

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Stephen Wells

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Thank you, I am getting more after trying panomic capture but am still missing the middle section (12 lines)
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Joe Morgan

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I've found that scrolling speed can be a factor.You can scroll manually faster than the computer can save the data.
Bare this in mind, the screen capture is nothing more than the computer collecting digital data and saving it. The faster the processor,the faster it can capture a high volume  of data successfully.
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I love Panoramic Capture and I am finding that the Panoramic Capture has a limit to the capture length.
When I try a long capture it does mess things up in the middle. By long I mean several pages.

When I need longer I have figured out the first time where it messed up and start a new capture from that point and then combine them afterwards.  Not ideal but a workaround.
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I too love the panoramic capture. And, like others, mine messes up if I'm not careful with it. I see Joe mentioned earlier about the computer speed and ability to keep up.

One thing I've noticed is that (for me, anyway) during the panoramic capture, I get a small thumbnail representation of the accumulated capture. So I find that if I use that as my indication of what I've got, I can slow down or speed up my scrolling a bit or at least get a feel for the speed at which I'm able to scroll in order to get a decent capture.

Most definitely I find that my own results are WAY more predictable if I click and drag the thumb of the scroll bar as opposed to using the mouse wheel for scrolling. I know it's a habit for me to want to use the mouse wheel.

Cheers... Rick :)