snagit objects template

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I want to create a "Template" of text, lines, arrows and other misc. objects that can be used over and over.


I've tried doing it, but the page I used is converted into a .png.
After it becomes a .png it's an image and can't be scaled without blurring the image.


How can I create objects like I described above, yet remain in their original state & be able to insert them into a new page, then scale them like a whole page until they're acceptable before being converted into a .png?

Can I name the page template.? (? = file type extension), then copy, resize & paste?


Thanks,

Dan
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Dan

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Posted 1 year ago

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Joe Morgan

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Save it a a .snag

Regards.Joe
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Rick Grunwald

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And after you save it as a SNAG, every time you bring it up, DUPLICATE it then close your template
I have one with a series of items that I have formatted to my needs . If I needed 72 point green text with a purple shadow, I could just copy if from there and paste it. (They have improved the favorites functions so most of that template is moot these days) If you do much of that add a Tag to your templates for easy filtering in the library
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Joe Morgan

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If you want to copy objects and insert them into new pages.Theres no reason to duplicate the page/template every time you use it. A .snag can be used to copy and paste elements over and over again.
You could leave it in the system tray for easy access.All the better.



Rick made a good point about the Favorites menu/feature.

The favorites menu could be better organized. A folder system would be a great addition for the power user.
I don't know if your even running 2019?
If you need to create and save a lot of templates/objects.The favorites menu fills in a hurry.

It becomes a overstuffed group of un-named objects until you hover over them with your cursor and start reading.  The Icons appearance give you general information.  


Who can read and process all info quickly?I can't.
You can drag them around to organize them. But the area is still limited and scrolling becoming required.
Toss in scrolling through a litany of objects and you'll see how a folders option could work for some.

 Regards,Joe

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CLARIFICATION:
  1. If your template is a hodge podge of elements fro copying and pasting into another document you do not need to duplicate it
  2. If you have a page setup for a recurring project ... a template with several constant elements in place, it is a good idea to do the duplication so as to leave a copy pristine
This is from someone who has more than once screwed up a page template that I use once a week. Skip it if you are sure of yourself, 

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Thanks Everyone for your insight & advise!

I'll give the .snag a try and a few templates.

Again, Thanks!