Printing Captures - Unfortunate Page Breaks

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When printing long captures, whether on paper or to PDF, we are left at the mercy of luck when it comes to where the image is split for each new page.  90% of the time the image splits a line of text or other image at a random location making the PDF or printout unusable.  As users we have no tools at our disposal to deal with this problem.  We cant specify where page breaks would be better.  Nor can we insert whitespace before a bad crop is taking place to push content down so that it appears on the next page.   I spend hundreds of extra hours pasting chunks of one screenshot into an empty screenshot and trying to manually move all the fragments around to get something that will work and it is beyond frustrating.  Please help!
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I would recommend you look outside of Snaggit for solutions.  Below are a couple free, open-source tools that you can use. I would recommend that anyone on a budget, who does anything related to design or images, should have these applications on their computer. It will immediately open up thousands of new options for formatting or altering your work. 

1. GIMP. ( This is similar to Photoshop. You can use GIMP to easily crop your screen capture and then carve out sections that fit the paper size you're using. I would recommend you make the width of your screen capture the same as the width of your screen capture. Then create a new project that's the size of the paper you're using. From there, you can easily copy and paste sections of your document. By making the widths the same, the size will look consistent. 

2. Inkscape. ( Inkscape is a vector graphic editor (similar to Adobe illustrator). You'll have to take a few extra steps to remove areas you don't want to print on a specific page but it's nothing difficult or time consuming. Inkscape is a tool everyone should have on their computer. It's by far the easiest way to add text, draw arrows or lines, add callouts, etc., if you're the type of person who would rather have a lot of options instead of some super basic editor like Snaggit.