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#1 Cynthia Moore

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:51 AM

Is there a way to capture just the middle portion of a multi-page (scrolling) screen to a PDF?

 

I have an older version of SnagIt (11.1.0, 2012), which can capture the entire multi-page screen and crop the unwanted portions, but it doesn't rescale the remaining portion so it's just occupying half to one third of the page width.

 

I'll look into upgrading to the latest SnagIt, but thought I would ask here first if there is a better way. I have both an XP machine (Dell) and a Win 10 (Surface Book Pro).

 

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 11:27 AM

I don't know if this is what you are looking for but LibreOfficeDraw allows you delete any page or pages from a PDF document. You can download LibreOffice Portable if  you already have an office suite. Open LibreOfficeDraw and then File > Open. In the left pane press Ctril + Left click to select multiple pages. Save the PDF as a different name. 

 

Download v6. Double click the exe file and tell it to place the folder on your desktop.

 

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 12:08 PM

I don't know if this is what you are looking for but LibreOfficeDraw allows you delete any page or pages from a PDF document. You can download LibreOffice Portable if  you already have an office suite. Open LibreOfficeDraw and then File > Open. In the left pane press Ctril + Left click to select multiple pages. Save the PDF as a different name. 

 

Download v6. Double click the exe file and tell it to place the folder on your desktop.

 

https://www.libreoffice.org/download/portable-versions/

I can delete PDF pages using Acrobat. That's not the problem. I need to delete the edges and then resize the middle.


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 12:23 PM

Is there a reason you're not doing a screen capture and inserting a picture object in either a PDF document or MS-Word document?

 

If I'm understanding what you are trying to do it's somewhat like taking a single column out of a three-column text arrangement and then resizing it to fill a larger area.  This would be much easier to do dealing with images, even if one puts them in a PDF or converts them afterward.


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 11:09 PM

Is there a reason you're not doing a screen capture and inserting a picture object in either a PDF document or MS-Word document?

 

If I'm understanding what you are trying to do it's somewhat like taking a single column out of a three-column text arrangement and then resizing it to fill a larger area.  This would be much easier to do dealing with images, even if one puts them in a PDF or converts them afterward.

I did do a screen capture using SnagIt. If I save it as a jpg, I can crop the junk on the sides, but the result is more than 1 page, which doesn't work well. If I save it as a PDF, then cropping and pagination is harder. I was actually hoping for a solution that captured the text as text, so it could be made to re-flow the paragraphs, while keeping the images as images.

 

I talked to TechSmith. The latest version of SnagIt has a feature that might do what I need. I think he called it the panoramic capture. It supposedly lets be select the area to be captured and that can flow over multiple screens.


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