Re-editing a Snagit capture saved as an MHT file.

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Using Snagit, a screen is captured and edited. When finished editing it is saved as a MHT file. It also remains in the recent list on the bottom of the screen. Eventually, it falls of the list, but is still in the library. When I go to the library and bring it back, I cannot edit it as it is now a MHT file. How do I get the copy that was in the recent area of Snagit Editor so I can re-edit it. Thank you.
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Jeff V. Pulver

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Dubie

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Once you save a capture off to another format the original editable version (.snag) is gone.

The best habit I learned was to always duplicate a capture and then editing and saving the duplicate in a different format.

That way  you always have the original .snag capture for editing.

Dubie:)

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Jeff V. Pulver

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Thanks Dubie for reminding me of that. I usually do that when I have a lot of text added. I will hopefully remember that when I have an MHT file that I may want to edit at another time.
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Open it in your browser, then snag it again. 
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Jeff V. Pulver

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Thanks Ed. That is exactly what I did. I wanted the original so I did not have to re-enter the text as I had some errors in the original text.
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Could you snag the original and grab text so you didn't have to retype it all out?
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Jeff V. Pulver

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Thanks Paul. I could if I did not have any errors in the text. Sometimes I cut and paste the text to rearrange it; but in this case that was not possible.
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Even easier: Save a .snag file as soon as it is captured.
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How is it easier?

I see it as a un-nessary step.

You take a capture and then duplicate it. Simple and fast.
You now have two .snag files

Editing 101: Always work on a copy!!

You edit the duplicate (copy) which leaves the original capture (snag) in the library.

If you are doing regular and proper backups of the Snagit library you should have multiple
copies of the original capture safely tucked away.

Saving a .snag to your machine only leaves it open to possible deletion not only from your machine but from Snagit also.

Dubie:)


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Snagit gives you a simple way to create and edit screenshots or record videos to show a complex process, give detailed feedback, or share important information with the people who need it most.Take a screenshot or record a video of what you see on your computer screen dgcustomerfirst
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