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Author Topic: Request: Capture text from window or control  (Read 4851 times)

robinsiebler

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Request: Capture text from window or control
« on: January 09, 2009, 12:53:37 PM »
There are plenty of commercial programs that have this feature, but it's not something I need often enough to warrant paying for.  If anyone knows of a free for commercial use tool that will work, please let me know!
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Re: Request: Capture text from window or control
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 01:27:40 PM »
After about 20 minutes of searching on Google, I found something that worked (at least for the text I needed to capture today) - http://www.ghacks.ne...-convert-it-to-text/
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Re: Request: Capture text from window or control
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 01:48:38 PM »
I have been looking for a similar software but I have not found anything usefeul, by that I mean something that would work in different conditions. I found that many screen text capture stuff fails. They work in perfect conditions only.

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Re: Request: Capture text from window or control
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 01:55:25 PM »
I am using:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/sysexp.html

Some time ago I'd also written small utility with AHK for such purpose but later I found what you can see above.

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Re: Request: Capture text from window or control
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 07:21:38 PM »
1. To copy text from Windows Error Message... CTRL + C, open text editor and then hit CTRL + V.  :D

2. See rjbull's post for a few freeware tools to extract text from window controls.

3. More freeware below:

- TextGrabber - http://www.softpedia...us/TextGrabber.shtml

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- Textractor - http://www.resplendence.com/textractor

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Re: Request: Capture text from window or control
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009, 01:17:22 AM »
Any tool that can grab XUL, wxWidgets and webkit window texts? ;D