Monthly Archives: November 2011

How to Capture and Save Images Directly to SharePoint Using Snagit and OnePlaceMail – Part 2

Snagit is a great tool for capturing almost anything that appears on your computer screen, adding annotations or editing the capture and then saving the result.

In this article I’ll show you how to extend Snagit by using the powerful features of OnePlaceMail to save the Snagit capture to a location in SharePoint.

If you are not already using OnePlaceMail you can download the Express Edition (free for up to 25 users within a company) from http://www.scinaptic.com/download-express-edition.html

Procedure: Set up a Snagit Profile for “No Prompt” Save Directly to SharePoint

This procedure will configure a Snagit profile for OnePlaceMail. This allows you to take a capture using Snagit and save the result (without editing) directly to SharePoint using OnePlaceMail.

1. Open Snagit

2. Create a new profile (+ icon)

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3. Create a profile called “OnePlaceMail” and click Save.

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4. Now with the new OnePlaceMail profile selected, drop down the Output selector and choose Program

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5. Drop down the Output selector again and uncheck the Preview in Editor option.

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· Unchecked means as soon as you take the capture OnePlaceMail will start without giving you the opportunity to edit first.

· Checked means after taking a capture you get to edit the image before sending to OnePlaceMail

6. Drop down the Output selector again and choose Properties…

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7. On the Program tab, select OnePlaceMail as the output program and click OK.

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8. Click the save icon to save the changes to the new profile

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9. You have now created the OnePlaceMail profile and it is ready to use.

Using the OnePlaceMail Snagit Profile

1. Now you just need to choose the active profile. Snagit gives you many ways to do this. One way is to click on system tray icon | Profiles | My Profiles | OnePlaceMail

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2. Now capture your image

3. OnePlaceMail will start and you can use the standard OnePlaceMail Save to SharePoint interface to:

a. Select the destination location in SharePoint

b. Enter any meta-data (SharePoint column values)

c. Rename the file

d. Save to SharePoint

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How to Capture and Save Images Directly to SharePoint Using Snagit and OnePlaceMail – Part 1

Snagit is a great tool for capturing almost anything that appears on your computer screen, adding annotations or editing the capture and then saving the result.

In this article I’ll show you how to extend Snagit by using the powerful features of OnePlaceMail to save the Snagit capture to a location in SharePoint.

If you are not already using OnePlaceMail you can download the Express Edition (free for up to 25 users within a company) from http://www.scinaptic.com/download-express-edition.html

Procedure: Set up OnePlaceMail as a Snagit Output

This procedure will configure OnePlaceMail as a selectable Snagit output. This allows you to create Snagit captures, edit the resulting capture and then select OnePlaceMail as an output when you are ready to save the file to SharePoint.

1. Open Snagit Output Properties (right click system tray icon | Output | Properties…)

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2. Click the Add… button

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3. Click the folder icon to browse for executable to run

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4. Browse to the installation directory of OnePlaceMail and select SendToHandler.exe

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5. Change Display Name from “SendToHandler” to “OnePlaceMail”, accept the default Parameters and click ok.

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6. Leave default file naming and storage location and click ok.

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7. Now you can save any file directly to SharePoint from the Snagit editor by choosing Send |Program |OnePlaceMail

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8. OnePlaceMail will start and you can use the standard OnePlaceMail Save to SharePoint interface to:

· Select the destination location in SharePoint

· Enter any meta-data (SharePoint column values)

· Rename the file

· Save to SharePoint

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Who am I?

I’m a founding architect and developer of the OnePlaceMail product which provides awesome integration between SharePoint and the desktop (especially inside of Outlook). I’m passionate about delivering compelling solutions on the SharePoint platform.

I’ve created this blog mainly to share my battle wounds as I encounter, and hopefully overcome, obstacles in the world of SharePoint, Outlook and OnePlaceMail. You may also find some early announcements regarding upcoming releases of OnePlaceMail and it’s a bit of an unofficial blog from within the OnePlaceMail development team.

You can find me as @CameronDwyer on Twitter and you may also like to connect with me on LinkedIn.

I am based in Sydney, Australia.

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