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From: Harold Henderson <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Working with Document Images
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:41:54 -0600
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Connie --

I send my reports as PDFs, so the census images (and anything else in the
report) are zoomable. I expect we may hear of some better ways . . .


On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 6:36 PM, Connie Sheets <> wrote:

> I know this general topic has been discussed on either this or one of the
> APG lists, but I still need some non-geek-speak advice.
> I know how to save an image, crop out the black border or otherwise
> enhance it in photo-editing software, paste it into Word, and add a source
> citation.
> What I don't understand is how to make, say, census images readable on
> standard 8 x 11 paper. The handwriting is usually too small to read. Do
> you include the entire census page in your reports (even though it isn't
> readable), only a blown-up image of the family of interest (which will
> probably result in not having other valuable information from the page), or
> both?
> Is there a magic method I'm missing to make the handwriting large enough
> to read while printing the entire image? Or is it just my presbyopia?
> Connie Sheets
> Phoenix, AZ
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Harold Henderson
Research and Writing from Northwest Indiana
Professional genealogy from Chicago to Fort Wayne, Kalamazoo to Kokomo
Compiler, *In Court In La Porte: An every-name index to the first legal
in La Porte County, Indiana*

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