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Removing Unwanted Parts of a Newspaper Article

Some people have asked how to remove unwanted parts of newspaper articles. Who wants their great grandfathers's obituary also showing ads about "hemorrhoids" and "hard of hearing". There are two simple ways of doing this:

  • The first is to use a photo editor and simply place white or grey space over the unwanted sections. This is probably the easiest and quickest, but not everyone has access to a photo editor.
  • The second option is actually very similar and involves using a word processor like Microsoft Word or LibreOffice, etc.

I will show you how this is done using Microsoft Word, though it will be very much the same with LibreOffice, or any other word processor.

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After Edit


Unless we actively take steps to save our heritage, both that of our ancestors and our own, it will be quickly lost to subsequent generations!

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