"Cleaning Up" Newspaper Clippings

Unwanted Ads In Your Newspaper Clippings?

Removing Them is Easy to Do

I LOVE newspapers.com for all the information that I can find about my ancestors. Saving those articles is easy when the article is in a column or two, and not mixed with other content, like advertisements. I really don't like seeing ads for **hemorrhoids** or other odd things mixed into his funeral notice for example.

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Thank goodness there are a couple of easy ways to clean these up. The first way is actually pretty easy using photoediting software and just "masking out' or covering the areas you don't want to see with an object, like a square. Or, you can select the area and then just delete it.

The second way is to use a word processor like Microsoft Word, or LibreOffice Writer to mask over the areas you don't want to see. I hope that doesn't sound complicated to you because it really isn't.

If you are interested in this fun project, I have a webpage with instructions on how to do this with a word processor. Click HERE for more information.

Happy "Clipping"!