Text Capture

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(This idea is something we’ve heard from customers over time from several of our sources of feedback. We’re posting it here to gauge how well this fits our users’ needs. So please let us know what you think. We want to see how the community stacks it up against the other items on the voting list. This one in particular has been a long standing issue. So we expect a lot of votes. :) )

TechSmith has been investigating alternative approaches to bring back Text Capture to Snagit after it was broken over time with OS updates. 

The most common use cases that we've heard that this is valuable for include:

  • I want to capture text in an error message, pop-up window, app, or drop-down menu where text is not selectable or “copy” is disabled.
  • I want to capture the text in a file directory (filename, file size, date modified) to compare against previous versions.
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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Posted 3 years ago

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Rick Grunwald

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YES!!!! Even though I didn't use it that much, it was a VERY handy feature. For some it was a major tool.
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Rick Stone

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LOL on the emoticons!
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Rick Grunwald

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If they will fix this thing I will buy the ALL a beer!
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So I am joining this because I wouldn't mind being included in Rick's beer bribery! Yes, they are listening, great that something has happened at TechSmith, don't you think so Rick? Hope you saw my message re you digging in to their proposed  chnages to make sure  they have what we consider good from Version 1.00 as I  Have almost infinite trust in your skills.
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YES, Absolutely a must. Bring back the text capture. I still have a bunch of Text Capture profiles that I use.

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kurrykid, Champion

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I would really like to see this feature return to Snagit.
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Yes. That is all there is to say. Please.
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Jerry Ruggiero

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I use text capture very often to capture text from systems engineering tools that cannot be printed or saved otherwise.
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Yes!  Please add it back.
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YES! Our organisation ceased upgrades some time ago so that we could retain the text capture feature.
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This is my #1 desired "new" feature in SnagIt. When it used to be in the product, I used to use it regularly to maintain a record of changes to my PC's configuration when the use of the "Copy" command was unavailable. Try as I might, over the years, I've yet to find a suitable replacement for SnagIt text capture.