Grab Text

Capture text from anywhere on your screen and paste to other programs.

Capture Text

  1. In the Capture window, click to select the Image tab.
    sw13cap-imagetab.png
  2. In the Selection dropdown, select Grab Text.
    sw2018cap_grabtextselection.png

    Some toggle buttons like Preview in Editor and the Effects and Share menus are disabled based on Grab Text selection and cannot be changed.

  3. Click the Capture button or press Print Screen.
    sw13cap-capturebuttonsolo.png
  4. The orange crosshairs appear. Click and drag to select the desired area on the screen.

The capture opens in Snagit Editor where you can preview and copy the text before pasting in another program.

 

Find Text in a Capture

Find, copy, and paste text from a captured image.

Grab Text Selection

Choose to capture text from a specific location in your capture.

Using this method can improve accuracy and quality of recognized text.

  1. In Snagit Editor, click the Selection tool.
    sw2018edit-modifiedselectiontool.png

  2. Click and drag on the canvas to draw around the text you want to select.
    sw2018edit-grabtextselection.png
  3. Right-click on the selected area and select Grab Text.
    sw2018edit-grabtextmenu.png
  4. In the text window, click Copy All.
    sw2018edit-grabtextcopyall.png

You can paste the text into a text editor such as Notepad or an email.

Grab Text Tool

  1. In Snagit Editor, click the Grab Text tool. The tool is not visible by default and can be found under the More menu > Customize Toolbar.
    sw2018edit-customize_tools_Grab_Text.png

  2. In the text window, click Copy All.
    sw2018edit-grabtextcopyall.png

You can paste the text into a text editor such as Notepad or an email.

 

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