Need some help: I captured several hundred screenshots. I need to transfer those captures in order, to a Word Doc. How do I do that?

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Captured several hundred screenshots - need to quickly transfer them to a Word doc
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williamholloway

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paulbarrett1952

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I saw your separate feature request.  It was you?

Anyway in the short term there might be a quicker way than copying and pasting them all.

Instead, as you capture each one, or as a separate task afterwards, hit the save icon and save them all into the same folder..  After the first folder selection this should be a simple task of hitting the save icon.

Then, in Word or powerpoint do Insert image from file and select as many as you can in one hit

Worth a try - nothing to lose.

- Paul
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Great suggestion.  I have most in the same folder, so that is good.  The issue I had is that it seems I have to "open" the capture first and then copy it.  If I do a copy on the thumbnail, I only get the "link" to the capture, rather than the actual image.

Ideas?

Thx! 
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paulbarrett1952

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OK. Click on the thumbnail, then on the menu do Share > Word > New Document (first time) the click on next and do Share > Word > Document 1

How's that work for you?

- Paul
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi William,

You don't say what version of Word or Windows you are using, so I will give you a process here to try it and see if it works.

First, if you just took a capture and never saved it, it will be in a SNAG format that cannot be easily put into Word. So, you need to convert these.
1. In Snagit Editor, select File > Convert Images.
2. Use the Add Files button to add all of the images you need.
3. On the next screen, for STEP 3, make sure the Original File Name option is selected. These should already be named by the time stamp based on when they were captured.
4. Finish the wizard saving all the images at once. 
5. Open Word.
6. Open File Explorer. Navigate to the folder holding the converted images.
7. Select the first image in Explorer, then move to the last image, press <SHIFT> and click on the last image. All images will be selected in the correct order.
8. Drag them over to the open Word document and drop them there. They will load one-by-one, in the order they were taken. Give them all time to load before you begin scrolling through the document.

I hope this helps!
Kelly
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paulbarrett1952

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Ooh.... that's a much better solution! :)