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Offline JeannieR

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How can I download data large enough to read ?
« on: Tuesday 10 April 18 01:06 BST (UK) »
Hello Rootschatters

I need to download some workhouse records from FindMyPast. I need the actual images, not just the transcriptions.

I have done this several, nay, many times, but it is very difficult to read.
How can I enlarge the pages required to normal size please?

My computer is a Lenovo G50, and my printer a HP Envy 5530.

Failing this, do you think that if I contacted the Library who hold The Workhouse Archives ( Manchester) reproduce them for me.

It is quite important that I have the information in these images, in a readable form.

In easy words please, I am a thicky, technically

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Re: How can I download data large enough to read ?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 06:50 BST (UK) »
Hello Rootschatters

I need to download some workhouse records from FindMyPast. I need the actual images, not just the transcriptions.

I have done this several, nay, many times, but it is very difficult to read.
How can I enlarge the pages required to normal size please?

My computer is a Lenovo G50, and my printer a HP Envy 5530.

Failing this, do you think that if I contacted the Library who hold The Workhouse Archives ( Manchester) reproduce them for me.

It is quite important that I have the information in these images, in a readable form.

In easy words please, I am a thicky, technically

JeannieR


Very difficult to comment without seeing the images you are trying to access.

I would suggest the best way to do it is to read the images on your computer's monitor rather than trying to print the images.
A printer requires a higher resolution than a monitor.

If you need a printout try opening the image in a graphics program such as Photoshop and increasing the "image size" by doubling the resolution setting.

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Re: How can I download data large enough to read ?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 07:55 BST (UK) »
If you could say which particular records you are looking at maybe someone could look to see if there was a particular problem with the one's you are looking at. I have just downloaded a Manchester workhouse image and it is fine.

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Re: How can I download data large enough to read ?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 08:38 BST (UK) »
I've just downloaded a page and it's fine.  Are you downloading and then printing or are you printing from the print icon? Does it look OK on your screen?

It could be a problem with the specific record. As Simon says, if you let us know which record. we could check if it's that or your machines.

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Re: How can I download data large enough to read ?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 16:47 BST (UK) »
I have a Lenovo G505 and the same printer as you JeannieR.

Sometimes if the print looks too small I download it to my desktop first then edit it to make it larger, save the edited version and then print.

Not very techno minded either.

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Re: How can I download data large enough to read ?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 18:41 BST (UK) »
I also have a Lenovo computer and I'm interested in the answer. I'm not tech-minded either.

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Re: How can I download data large enough to read ?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 18:44 BST (UK) »
As already said very difficult to comment without seeing the images you are trying to access

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Re: How can I download data large enough to read ?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 11 April 18 10:15 BST (UK) »
Are you using the download button in the bottom right of the screen, or using a screen grab?

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