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Offline LizzieW

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Re: Improving snipped press cuttings
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 29 November 18 11:18 GMT (UK) »
When I snip newspaper cuttings, photos etc. I just save from the resulting snip direct to whichever relevant file I want the clip, I rarely post to Word documents first.  I use Windows Snipping Tool.

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Re: Improving snipped press cuttings
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 29 November 18 11:24 GMT (UK) »
If you download the whole page of the newspaper, it sometimes turns blue, if you click on the page it goes back to it's natural colour...if you snip just from the preview it saves the colour as it is. I'm sure if you highlight the text in word, you can change the background colour.
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Re: Improving snipped press cuttings
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 29 November 18 11:27 GMT (UK) »
I managed to produce something very similar to Carol's with FastStone Image Viewer - despite its name, it's also an editor, and it's free for home users. I find it very quick and easy.

The process was:
(a) convert to grayscale
(b) use Levels tool

Instead of (b), you can get a similar effect with a different tool ('Adjust Colors') which has sliders for adjusting Brightness, Contrast and Gamma.
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Re: Improving snipped press cuttings
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 29 November 18 13:25 GMT (UK) »
As you have Word, then have you got Microsoft Office Picture Manager? If so you can change to Black and White by:
Select the picture you want to work with, and then on the Formatting toolbar click Edit Pictures.
In the Edit Pictures task pane under Edit using these tools, click Color. Type -100  in the Saturation settings text box or move the slider all the way to the left.

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Re: Improving snipped press cuttings
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 29 November 18 13:29 GMT (UK) »
It's simple in Word, no need to use anything else. I just used a Recolor preset

I put it in twice to show the difference

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Re: Improving snipped press cuttings
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 29 November 18 13:52 GMT (UK) »
My version of Word, Office Home & Student 2016, shows this
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Re: Improving snipped press cuttings
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 29 November 18 14:12 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for a wealth of wisdom.  I shall be trying out more of your advice later but have to take a break for an hour or two.
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Re: Improving snipped press cuttings
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 02 December 18 21:30 GMT (UK) »
Just to see what this looks like:

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Re: Improving snipped press cuttings
« Reply #17 on: Monday 03 December 18 07:06 GMT (UK) »
Just in case you have a Mac instead of a PC:
Open it in Preview, go to Tools>Adjust Colour, then play around with the various sliders until you're happy with it.
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