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    Recently we have experienced a number of malicious attacks on our domain and server. It isn't targeted specifically at LegalBeagles, it's random, they just happen to have picked on us, so nothing to panic about or conspiracy theorise over xx

    We are working on stopping it as much as we can and ensuring that our servers can cope when the attacks occur, rather than instantly falling over.

    Sincere apologies - I know how frustrating it is.

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      Last edited by Amethyst; 19th December 2017, 12:01:PM.
      “We may not win by protesting, but if we don’t protest we will lose. If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.” Hetty Bower

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      • #4
        How to post a Screen Print

        On occasions it can be useful to post up a screen print when you are having difficulty with a particular program,
        and especially, this method will be used to post up spreadsheet queries in the Join-In Excel Basic Tuition Thread rather than actual .xls files.

        Most of the readers will know how to do this and may use sophisticated Photo Edit programs such as Paintshop Pro or Adobe Photoshop.

        However, these notes are for the less experienced user and I will demonstrate using the program Paint which is on all Windows based PC's under the Accessories category.


        We will also have a look at the Snipping Tool available on Vista/Windows 7.

        I have researched add-on snipping tools for XP operating systems, and all want to add toolbars and alter your PC - so I am not taking the responsibility of reccommending one.

        Soooooo

        Overall Requirements re Capture/Cropping/Annotation
        Printscreen Method and Cropping & Annotation before saving with the program Paint
        Snipping Tool and Annotation before saving with the Snipping Tool

         
        Overall Requirements re Capture/Cropping/Annotation

        I'm specifically going to use the capture of spreadsheet images for this discussion, but the principles apply for the capture of any screenshot--be it from Word or Turbocad for instance-or a straight capture of part of this forum's current screens.

        In our Excel Tuition Thread-I will show you how to annotate the general screen area using text boxes and the drawing toolbar-but I demonstrate here how to do it also with both the PrintScrn method thro' Paint and the Snipping Tool


        Printscreen Method and Cropping & Annotation before saving with the program Paint

        This is the method we will use for XP Operating System PC's --- although it is equally applcable to Vista and Windows 7.

        Step 1

        To copy the window or screen contents use the Print Screen key at top right of keyboard.

        To make a copy of the active window press ALT + Print Screen Key.
        To copy the entire screen as it appears on your monitor, simply press Print Screen key

        This effectively then places the screen image on the Clipboard.
        We now need to save this as a JPG file before we can post it in a message using either Attachments or Photobucket-although for our Excel Thread , we are going to use Photobucket.
         
        Step 2

        Load the program Paint.
        On the top menu bar click Edit then Paste
        We now have the image to further work on if required.

        Step 3

        Annotation using the TEXT tool if required like below & crop if required-
        by dragging on the bottom sizing handles. See Paint help screens. or

        use the Select tool to highlight the bit we want THEN EDIT then COPY then FILE|NEW (discard existing if asked) then Paste then Save As



        Step 4
        Now save the file with a unique name in your favourite location. This should be saved as a JPG file - see the drop down box.


         


        Snipping Tool and Annotation before saving with the Snipping Tool

        This method is only available to Vista and Windows 7 users.
        It has the advantage of an inbuilt cropping method and integrated text annotation and is very easy to use. 

        see here for instructions from Microsoft


        Snipping Tool for Windows 7

        Snipping Tool for Vista

        I think they are easy to follow, but post up if any questions
        Last edited by Turboman; 24th March 2011, 12:59:PM.

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          Re: How to post a Screen Print

          Never mind Wendy

          I'm going a bit out of order -- got to go back to post 1 yet---but by all means post now if you like --as I've got posts 1 & 2 reserved for me now-which is enough.

          But this is a simple example of a screenprint cropped and annotated by Paint ---- and linked to my Photobucket Account



          Last edited by Turboman; 24th March 2011, 12:16:PM.

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          • #6
            Re: How to post a Screen Print

            Just thought I'd mention this. For anyone using Linux, there is a all-in-one solution for most cases.

            Shutter - Feature-rich Screenshot Tool

            Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window. Shutter is free, open-source, and licensed under GPL v3.

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            • #7
              We have become aware of a number of instances where internet users have posted online / emailed documents to others without removal of their own personal details.

              ALWAYS REMOVE YOUR FULL NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE NUMBERS / ACCOUNT REFERENCE / COURT CLAIM NUMBER / DATE OF BIRTH from ALL documents posted online - whether on this site, another, an image hosting site or in an email to someone.

              If anyone contacts you and asks you to send them unedited/unredacted documents then DO NOT SEND THEM ANY THING and report it to site team (if it is on here) At the very least REDACT your documents before sending them, as that information is NOT required to check the majority of things out on documents, unless they are acting for you in a professional capacity (such as your solicitor).

              Please be fully aware we will continue to remove any documents that reveal personal information as soon as we become aware. People are actually very good at reporting personal information left on documents to team and we act as quickly as possible to take them down.

              I will see if someone can do a decent guide to uploading documents to the site and how to redact personal info (I use paint and just rub it out with the rubber bitty thing before resaving as a jpg or png then uploading to the site.)

              Covering up info before scanning with thin paper / marker pen often doesn't work, and placing blocks over pages in PDF format is also a bit hit and miss. If you have lots of documents I find editing them separately in paint and then printing to PDF works well, although can be a little time consuming.

              Sorry to sound like a grumpy old madam, but it is important.aw:



              Metadata

              Whenever you create, open, or save a document in Microsoft Word, the document may store information — known as metadata — that you had no intention of including or disclosing (this also applies to Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft PowerPoint® files). Metadata is used for a variety of legitimate purposes, and it adds functionality to the editing, viewing, filing, and retrieving capabilities of Microsoft Office. However, if some of this information is passed on to inappropriate parties (for example, opposing counsel), that disclosure can create adverse consequences for you and your client. In order to avoid these consequences, you should make yourself familiar with the types of metadata contained in your documents and take steps to remove it whenever necessary.
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              Your company or organization name
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              The name of the network server or hard disk where you saved the document
              Other file properties and summary information
              Non-visible portions of embedded OLE objects
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              Last edited by Amethyst; 6th July 2014, 10:32:AM.
              “We may not win by protesting, but if we don’t protest we will lose. If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.” Hetty Bower

              Any support I provide is offered without liability, if you are unsure please seek professional legal guidance.

              If we have helped you we'd appreciate it if you can leave a review on our Trust Pilot page

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                Re: Personal Financial Information - KEEP IT TO YOURSELF

                with the rubber bitty thing ​loving the techyspeak Ame msl:

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                  Re: Personal Financial Information - KEEP IT TO YOURSELF

                  If it is a letter that has arrived I scan as a jpg then open with mspaint. Edit out the bits then use an online PDF converter to convert jpg to pdf.

                  I think this is the one I use but it is on my laptop so I will double check
                  http://jpg-to-pdf-free.en.softonic.com/

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                  • #10
                    Re: Personal Financial Information - KEEP IT TO YOURSELF

                    Ahhhh, I have CutePDF installed as a 'printer' so I just print stuff to PDF rather than paper

                    Originally posted by Inca View Post
                    with the rubber bitty thing ​loving the techyspeak Ame msl:
                    Well I am master webmaster of the universe you know :doggieyes: aw:
                    “We may not win by protesting, but if we don’t protest we will lose. If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.” Hetty Bower

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                      Re: Personal Financial Information - KEEP IT TO YOURSELF

                      I use the same Ame, then Adolix split and merge to merge several pdf's into one (or vice versa), and finally (never actually used this) digisigner to add or remove digital signatures from pdf's - I guess a pdf can identify someone personally from the digital signature, but I'm not techy enough to know.

                      Rather worryingly is how easy it would be to change someone's digital signature to make it look as though a document has eminated from somewhere it has not. This could be very dangerous in the hands of a loony! :tinysmile_twink_t2:

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                      • #12
                        Re: Personal Financial Information - KEEP IT TO YOURSELF

                        That is always something to think about. If you have a registered version of something it can often have your name in the properties. I have downloaded a PDF to view from a site and I have a name on it geoff someone. Same goes for MS word. Hence when you send a template letter by email if they check the properties they know which website you have sent it from

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                        • #13
                          Re: Personal Financial Information - KEEP IT TO YOURSELF

                          I always copy paste any template letters onto a new word doc anyways.
                          “We may not win by protesting, but if we don’t protest we will lose. If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.” Hetty Bower

                          Any support I provide is offered without liability, if you are unsure please seek professional legal guidance.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Personal Financial Information - KEEP IT TO YOURSELF

                            An example...some templates that I have downloaded from another website in word . When you click on properties it say author.The xxxxx family which is the surname of the owner of that site. It also names the website

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                            • #15
                              Re: Personal Financial Information - KEEP IT TO YOURSELF

                              oops, our consultation responses probably have silly things like 'Shazzas Puter' on then.

                              Who am I to lecture you lot on internet security eh ! aw::wub:
                              “We may not win by protesting, but if we don’t protest we will lose. If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.” Hetty Bower

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