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How to use Grab Service
Authored by: JKT on Sep 13, '05 11:03:24AM

As many people still have trouble with this one, here is a how-to use the Grab service:

1. Open e.g. TextEdit.

2. Click somewhere within the window to activate the insertion point.

3. Choose the Grab service you want.

4. Grabbed image is inserted into the TextEdit document at the insertion point.

Simple. Quicker to use key combos to take a screenshot of course, but...

I use a number of Services infrequently, but find them invaluable when I do:

WordService
CalcService
CalendarCreator
Make New Sticky
TextEdit>New Window Containing Selection
Define in OmniDictionary
Nisus Thesaurus

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How to use Grab Service
Authored by: JKT on Sep 13, '05 11:11:11AM

Oops, forgot to emphasise that it is the *second* point that is the most important - you have to be using an app that can accept images, and you have to have an insertion point for the grabbed image.

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How to use Grab Service
Authored by: ruthh on Sep 17, '05 04:45:43PM

Sorry to be dense, but nothing on the grab submenu is _ever_ available. How can I insert something if I haven't grabbed anything?



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How to use Grab Service
Authored by: sjk on Sep 17, '05 07:43:08PM

They're active in TextEdit, like JKT's example describes.



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