There's a number of ways to do this depending on the object that you wish to get text from. GetROProperty("text") will work on just about any object. Then there are GetText and GetVisibleText methods as well.
If you are new and using the Record and Replay method you could also use QTP's Text Output and Text Area Output method. All these topics are available on the help files if you want to probe further.
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What property in GetROProperty? "Text" doesn't seem to work for me.
Does the property (whatever the right one is) need to be added to the property list for the object in question's property list in the Object Repository?