TextSnap™ Tab

Please note: TextSnap is no longer supported!

Due to many changes in the ways Windows programs are written today, it is no longer possible to capture text by hooking into other programs’ code and observing what text they draw on the screen, the way TextSnap technology does it.

TextSnap will continue to work as before for older programs, but for software written with accelerated graphics technology such as DirectX, DirectWrite, with newer programming languages and environments (e.g. Java, .NET, Windows 8 and newer) it is unsupported and will no longer capture any text.


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This tab contains the special tools used to capture editable text from a variety of programs and from the web. The benefit of using TextSnap, is to capture text “as is”, with the same font, format, etc. as in the program or location from which you capture it.

The tab is divided into two groups, shown by the group name labels at the bottom of the tab: TextSnap and Settings. Click the image or name of the group below to read more about it.

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TextSnap Group

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Settings Group

Limitations of TextSnap™

TextSnap™ will not capture text from certain types of programs. The following is a list of those programs known NOT to allow text capture:

Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader (PDF files). This is normally not a big problem, since Adobe has its own methods for selecting text. Choose the selection tool from Acrobat Reader toolbar, or right-click the text and select “Allow Hand Tool to Select Text”, and you can use the normal copy/paste.

Programs written in Java, or running in Java virtual machine.

Text that is embedded on previously bitmap images (JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP etc.)

Many programs using advanced, accelerated graphics, e.g. games, Firefox v.5 and newer web browsers, when the use of accelerated graphics is turned on, Google Chrome web browser etc.


TextSnap™ Tab