I would like to capture text. I thought I use it in SangIt version 11.1 PLEASE bring it back!

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I need text capturing back please.
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Mark Rayner

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Posted 3 years ago

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Rolf Gustafsson

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So I understand you right Mark. Do you mean capture like in Word when you mark text with the cursor?

There is of course this way - copy text to clipboard, in SnagIt Editor use a-text and make a textbox and paste then from clipboard. Perhaps a long way but it works!

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On another post a while back the need to capture text was posted and dismissed.

I use text capture for a lot of image notations and find the ABBYY Screenshot Reader
software does a great job of capturing most text style variations.

Here is the information posted earlier:

BitsDuJour offers ABBYY Screenshot Reader a few times a year for the discounted price.  ABBY offers it a few times a year for 1/3rd its retail price.

For the money and typos this tool has saved me, I've paid its cost back in time saved.
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I use Aabby now. What I can't understand is why TechSmith claim not to be able to re-implement text capture, when other applications (I stumbled on yet another one a few weeks ago) can.
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I cannot speak for why TechSmith is not planning on implementing this back into Snagit but I can say that when I want to capture text I simply copy and paste any text into Notepad over MS Word as it can sometimes bring strange things into the document or SnagIt that I do not want. So when I do copy and paste I always use Notepad or Notepad+ which is free.

You can always try to list this as an idea or suggestion as Robert R. kindly lists these every month for voting purposes. It may or may not make the A List but it is worth giving a try.

Hope this helps a little and thanks for sharing your feedback and input with everyone as if no one was to do this then TechSmith would have know way of knowing what their users want or require or how to fix any bugs etc. Have a great day/night everyone.

Cheers ~ Fred.
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ABBYY Screenshot Reader is an OCR process that reads the screen and converts the displayed font into text characters.  ABBY's program places plain text without any formatting information in the OS Clipboard area where it can be pasted into another environment.

As for the copy of displayed text that can be highlighted, copied and then pasted without formatting, I use a program that strips formatting from all copied text:
"Clipboard Stripper" by ® Pure Fractal Solutions
http://clipboard-stripper.com/  License: $9.95

"Clipboard Stripper" loads with windows and is always available after you've captured the test.  When it is called using a user selectable Hot-Keys, it will strip all the display's process information from the text so the text without formatting is pasted into a SnagIt text object or any other editing environment.
It will strip display characters so the table text will paste as a table.
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For those following this thread, TechSmith is re-reviewing popular requests.  Hurry and re-vote on text capture here (ideally by June 9th) for it to be prioritized for implementation.


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