Scrolling Window CaptureViews : 3196 Replies : 9 Likes : 0 2015-05-14 03:56 #1
This looks like very powerful software, but I’m using it for the first time and I’m already frustrated.
The manual says, “No matter how many questions you have about using the program and how to deal with the screenshots, they will all be answered here.” Unfortunately, this is not the case. All it says about scrolling is:
“Scroll window: this mode is for capturing the window or webpage which extends beyond the screen and handling it in full-length.”
It tells me what it’s for, but it doesn’t tell me how to do it. I’ve tried several times, and I get even less of the screen than if I just print it directly.
Can someone please tell me the exact steps I need to go through to get it to capture the fully “scrolled” screen?
JessicaParticipant2015-05-15 01:10 #2
Hi, magicspeller. Here are the steps for you to screenshot a scrolling window:
1. Put your scrolling window on the top of other applications.
2. Open Apowersoft Screen Capture program. Choose “Scroll window”, check “Hide capture interface” and click the Camera icon on the right. A blue-border rectangular will then appear.
3. Hover your mouse above the scrolling window until the blue-border rectangular embraces the contents in the window. Click your mouse, then the contents in the window will scroll down automatically. All the contents in that window will appear in the advanced image editor when the scrolling action finishes. Also notice that the capture starts from the topmost contents visible in the scroll window, so make sure you put the window’s scroll bar on the top.
These instructions do not work for me.
When I start the scroll capture, my mouse will highlight the window, but it never scrolls.
The right mouse click captures a region roughly = in area to the window I was try to scroll ( but unscrolled) and the contents are solid white - it didn't capture anything on the screen. The useless white space region opens in your editor - if you try again from the editor, the same thing happens - until it starts to lock up the entire system.
So the scroll window capture doesn't scroll AND doesn't capture.
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magicspellerGuest2015-05-19 04:41 #3
Thank you, Jessica. I got it to work — almost. I got all but the last couple of lines. When I printed it, though, it put everything on one printed page, so the size was reduced significantly. Fortunately, it’s still readable.
I think this is the procedure I had used previously, but I didn’t notice the blue box and didn’t realize I could move it.
I think part of my problem is that I’m trying to scroll and print a browser page (in Firefox) and the box encloses not just the scrolling portion of the window, but also the menu, tabs, and toolbars, which don’t scroll. When I move the mouse it seems that I’m just able to expand the blue box from the lower right corner — and it’s really hard to control the size. I can’t seem to find a way to just draw a box around the content portion of the window.
JessicaParticipant2015-08-31 14:56 #4
Hi, magicspeller. If you want to capture only the contents in the window, you need to move your mouse above the contents within the window but not above the menu bar. The blue box will automatically enclose the content portion of the window.
Since you want to grab a full webpage, I recommend you use an online application called Webpage Screenshot Capture. You just need to paste your page’s URL into its address bar and click “Take Screenshot”. Wait for a few seconds, a thumbnail of your full webpage will shown. You can then save it to your local file.
DianeGuest2017-03-13 01:48 #5
Hi, I am having the same problem with having 2 pages that I captured being put on one page. Too small to read. Please address this problem, as a big reason for my purchasing this product was to be able to maintain the integrity of the pages I capture.
thank you for your help.
Alice WangKeymaster2017-03-16 20:47 #6
Hi, if you put 2 pages in 1 page, to maintain the same proportion, it will be relatively smaller. But you can zoom in the saved photo to see it clearer.
peterParticipant2018-12-29 19:55 #7
My capture is more like 20 pages. And it puts it all on one page. Actually, all condensed into one inch. I just want to print the 20 pages. Or print it to a pdf. BTW – saving as a pdf has the same problem. If this can’t save as a pdf in multiple pages, what’s the point of the window scroll feature?
deniseackParticipant2019-11-07 19:37 #8
In case anyone looks this up months later like I did, it seems that there’s a glitch. When I do the scrolling capture (by clicking enter to begin the scroll), it does in fact scroll on its own but after about 30 seconds of scrolling it stops and goes to the editor screen with only the first 6 inches or so of the page captured. Tried it like 3 times.
For the 4th try, on the instruction that flashes up for barely a second, I believe it says to press ctrl to stop the scroll. Remembering about where it was when it glitched, I stopped it and at least got the first bunch of pages properly. So aim for about 30 seconds of scrolling and do it as many times as needed to get your whole page.
Don’t worry about it being too wide. You can drag the corners to only keep the main part of the page, not the sides with ads, etc.