I hope you are doing well. You had mentioned that you were very busy.
Your macro is extremely useful. I use it all the time. Instead of OCR the user selected area, is it possible to define user selected area→ print user selected screencapture
The 1st one deals with the case when a word is broken up into two parts and connected with a hyphen:
. . . end of one li-
ne beginning of another line . . .
The 2nd removes all other line breaks.
The 3rd action replaces two spaces "𝍖𝍖" with a line break. This is to deal with the paragraph marks that were in the original text. After the 2nd action, where the paragraph mark was in the original text, they will be two spaces "𝍖𝍖". Adding the third action will restore the paragraph mark.
I use it to OCR some PDF texts. Many PDFs on archive.org are not well OCRed. The text is unintelligible, filled with all sorts of random characters. This macro has served me well.
When I'm dealing with languages I can't read smoothly, I add a Google Translate action:
Look at the very first Macro in this thread, written by @JMichaelTX. This does exactly what you are asking for. Just set your own hotkey shortcut (Trigger) for it. This Trigger could even be ⇧⌘4 as you are saying you want - although that is not a good idea as it will override the built-in Mac shortcut for copying a selection of screen to the Clipboard.
So I had something working, similar to what Randall was describing:
The keystroke I used were ⇧alt⌘4. The difference being:
⇧⌘4 let's u make a selection on screen, and save the file on desktop
⇧ctrt⌘4 lets u make a selection on screen, but puts it in clipboard
So, for me it was working fine in High Sierra. Just like you see in the video./
Now that I've upgraded to Catalina, it stopped working
I ran the same macros and it did everything the same, except for putting the selection into the clipboard. It activates the selection tool (crosshair thing), clips and drags and releases, but no "selection window" like you can see in the video. And no image in clipboard.
Can someone give me some ideas what may have caused this to stop working?
I mean, I can press ⇧ctrl⌘4 manually and whatever I select will get loaded into the clipboard, tho that's not happening when I have this command inside the macros.
The error indicators, I guess, are 1) not showing the selection window when the macros is ran (even though it shows the crosshair aiming tool. 2) nothing in clipboard after click and drag.
Is there some additional permissions that I have to allow to KM in Catalina? I've already allowed it to record my screen.
EDIT: so it's not the click nor the click+drag that's failing. It seems more likely the screenshot feature is not allowed even with the screen recording permssion given to the KM app. Possibly a common Catalina issue, from what I'm reading?