Capture caption text

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Gary King, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. Gary King macrumors 6502

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    How do I capture caption text? For instance, text shown in a dialog, etc. where highlighting won't work.

    On Windows, I had an app called Scraper to do the job for me.
     
  2. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    If it doesn't highlight I guess the best way to get the text would just be taking a screenshot (cmd-shift-3) then noting it down manually.

    In Jaguar/Panther screenshots would be saved as PDFs and I think you might have been able to highlight/copy text in those files; but since Tiger's screenshots are in PNG format that won't be possible with you.
     
  3. stridey macrumors 65816

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    If you use the Dashboard widget "Capture" you can choose to save a screen cap as PDF. Don't know if it'll be smart enough to parse text though. I doubt it.

    Edit: It's not.
     
  4. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

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    Just use (cmd-shift-4). I do it all the time for pictures and such that wont let me normally save.
     
  5. Gary King thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, so no program for text grabbing? We've been talking about how to do it internally with Tiger tools alone, so was wondering :)
     
  6. stridey macrumors 65816

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    It would seem not. I agree that it would be useful though.
     

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