SnagIt Capture To PDF

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Is there a way to have SnagIt make a capture directly to a PDF file? I'd like to be able to do that either straight to my hard drive or to google docs
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Dave E

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Posted 1 year ago

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CyrusMD

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Dave, I have a profile for capturing to pdf directly. I am still using v11.4.1 because I will not upgrade to v12 or v13.

You should be able to download the profile from the link below. double click the .snagprof file and install it. It works for me.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tz18p1e787ryxui/Send_to_PDF.snagprof?dl=0

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Rick Grunwald

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The file provided  by CyrusMS comes in as Keep links to PDF. It works in v13 but does not save the links as I believe that ability was removed. I( will take a correction on that)

Thanks cyrusmd - that is the solution! Personally I use a PDF program with a print spooler and find that the easier way even printing from snagit. But if you don't have that capability then the snagit profile will work!
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Another option if you are mostly  grabbing webpages to pdf is this https://www.printfriendly.com/

Just add the bookmarklet to your browser. It works great.
You can even edit out bits of the page you don't want before printing.


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Dave E

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Thanks!
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CyrusMD

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I use Nuance (Power advanced version) to print my pdf files, cheaper alternative than Adobe.

Another option is also "Microsoft Print To Pdf" that is installed if you have Microsoft Office installed on your Laptop / PC.

The links on the capture made by the snagprof does not work in v11.4.1 either but it still is a nice profile to have. I think Techsmith killed it before v11.4.1.

It is a nifty little profile if it works for you.

Have a great day or night wherever you are.

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I occasionally need to create a PDF file made up of images (i.e. no text) of a Word document. This obviously precludes using Word's own "Save as PDF" option, or other "Print to PDF" utilities. I also wish SnagIt would make it easy to do that.
Ocacsionally really means that I need that feature on a daily basis but, because doing it with SnagIt is so tedious, I rarely spend the time required to achieve what I need.
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I have Windows 10. It has a printer driver called "Microsoft Print to PDF" built right in. So when I want a PDF of my capture, I can capture it to the SnagIt Editor, then press Ctrl+P (or File/Print/Print to...) and it saves the snag as a PDF file to any folder you like, including cloud-replicated folders. It would be good to have something like this as a "Share" destination, but it's a workaround that works ok for me. If you don't have Windows 10, you might be able to get a 3rd-party PDF app to do something similar. This doesn't solve JL1's comment, but it might help with the OP's issue.

For JL1's issue, there's a slightly different workaround if you have Microsoft's OneNote or Word. There are add-ins for the SnagIt Editor available to output to OneNote (in the editor click "Share" on the menu at the very top, then select "Get more outputs..." which'll take you to a web page where you can get the plugins (and have to restart SnagIt to activate it)). You can output multiple snags (one at a time) from the Snagit Editor to a new page or an existing page in OneNote or to a new document (first time) or same document in Word. In the OneNote page, you'll find all the snags on top of each other, just drag them to where you want them on the page so they're visible. In a Word document, if you added a new line after each snag it'll look neat enough. Then print the page to a PDF as before.

HTH
Paul
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Let me try that. One of my issues with "printing" images of a Word document into PDF using SnagIt is that they get resized, requiring time-consuming workarounds. (What I need is a letter-page Word be turned into a letter-page IMAGE of that page in a PDF.)