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Of course, if you use a tool, buy it!!! I purchased two seats of SnagIt and,
if my budget is approved, maybe I'll have six more . . . (no, those users
are not using "trial" software, they are not using SnagIt at all, yet).
However, AFAIK, the only way to *buy* SnagIT is to download it . . . which
is what I did. Of course, our purchasing setup makes buying difficult if the
item being purchased exists only as a download <sigh>. After all, the
purchasing agent doesn't want the software, I do . . . <g>.
So, yes, download *and* purchase SnagIT! Or, purchase *and* download SnagIT.
But, do not abuse the trial privilege if you are using the tool
professionally . . ..
sean -at- quodata -dot- com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jane S. [SMTP:judydh -at- total -dot- net]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2001 4:35 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: Cursors! Foiled again.
> Maybe lack of sleep is causing me to have a shorter-than-average Adbusting
> fuse today, but Martha asked about the capabilities of the tools she was
> already using. Everybody said "Download SnagIt!"
> Then again, a
> lot of people who DO need a tool and STILL don't pay for it. Whether or
> it has saved them time and money on a logarithmic scale does not seem to
> matter. They may not intend to steal, but stealing software is looked on
> rather casually in a lot of businesses I know, plus jumping through hoops
> get a purchase approved, even for a measly $50, can be a deterrent for a
> tool that you use for 30 seconds every two weeks.
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