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Technical Help / Re: How to edit pdf files
« on: Saturday 15 September 18 01:58 BST (UK)  »
"The anomaly of PDF files is that they are a facsimile of an editable document not meant to
be edited by the end user."

Hardly an anomaly.  That's the whole reason for pdf, so that the file does not get edited / corrupted along the way, either deliberately or accidentally.


Dawn M

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Australia / Re: Newcastle or Sydney phone books from the 1980s
« on: Thursday 13 September 18 13:59 BST (UK)  »
Nyree, you could also ask the Newcastle Library, when you contact them, what electoral rolls they have past 1980.
Plus if they don't have them, try the NSW State Library Ask a Librarian service.
(SL Qld has Qld rolls right up about 2015 so I would presume the NSW SL has similar for NSW)
From late 1980s these are totally alphabetical, but before that you would need to have some idea of location as they were only listed by electorates and sub-divisions, making it a long search if you have no idea of an address.
Dawn M

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The Common Room / Re: Brisbane Mini-Meet in November, Anyone Interested?
« on: Saturday 08 September 18 14:31 BST (UK)  »
Gosh it's years since I've been to my one and only of these!

I'm interested, too - depending on what day we decide upon

 ::)  ::)  ::)

Dawn M

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The Common Room / Re: Newspaper Copyright (cartoons)
« on: Saturday 08 September 18 02:06 BST (UK)  »
Adding to Gadget's advice - who has copyright would depend on whether he did the cartoon and sold it to / was paid for it by, the newspaper, or if he was commissioned by the paper to do the cartoon in the first place.

You say the paper has no detail of the contract.  But they should be able to tell you if he was employed by the paper, or was freelance.

If you've tracked down a family member, can you contact that person?

Dawn M

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The Common Room / Re: School Photo Archives
« on: Wednesday 05 September 18 16:40 BST (UK)  »
What country?

Dawn M

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Technical Help / Re: Win 10, Word, laptop problem
« on: Wednesday 05 September 18 13:38 BST (UK)  »
This 'out of memory' message sometimes appears on my laptop which is 8.1

Knowing it couldn't be true (!?) I usually just close the file / program, wait a moment or two, and reopen and it's OK.  Seems to be a fault with Microsoft! ???

Like the old adage - when all else fails, reboot.

Dawn M

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Australia / Re: 50 year closure on Marriages
« on: Wednesday 05 September 18 13:26 BST (UK)  »
Voltaire's film scenario is precisely one of the reasons for the 100 year closure on birth records in Oz.  To stop identity fraud.

Dawn M

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Australia / Re: 50 year closure on Marriages
« on: Tuesday 04 September 18 08:29 BST (UK)  »
Many - and I mean MANY - years ago, the RGs of the various states and territories in Australia came together and decided on the closure periods.  But then they didn't all implement the same thing!
[It was some time in the 1980s I believe]
They decided 100 years for births; 80 years for marriages; 30 years for deaths.
This, they thought, meant that there would be few people still alive whom the birth and marriage periods would not 'protect'.

At that stage, privacy laws as we now know them did not exist, nor did the current problem of hackers, scammers and the like.

Dawn M


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Australia / Re: Interment of John Nicholls
« on: Sunday 02 September 18 14:04 BST (UK)  »
If he died Intestate there was no Will.

When was the grave reopened? 
How do you know this?  (I don't know what 'Schedule C of John Nicholls' means, sorry.)

Was it to bury his wife there?
Dawn M

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