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#709 Extract text from a table

Recently I have been converting word documents that had transcripts in tables. In order to make the documents more presentable I wanted to take the text from the tables and utilise as regular text in the document. This initially meant quite a bit of cutting and pasting. After a few errors were I cut the… Continue reading #709 Extract text from a table

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#695 Remove the darkness (remove the black bars from a video)

In my previous post, I mentioned one way to remove black bars from video – by simply flipping your phone (or tablet) portrait. In this new post, we’ll use the Microsoft Video (Photo) app as an alternative. This example will show you how to for both images and video. It’s not perfect but it’s better!

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#693 Flip it (Your phone)

Okay so it’s a little bug bear of mine… When I see people shooting video on their phone in portrait mode. It’s so much better if you just rotate your phone for viewing video / recording video and also taking certain photographs – otherwise you can end up with the black bar syndrome. Any black… Continue reading #693 Flip it (Your phone)

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#673 Using Photos to create movies on Windows

Missing Windows Movie Maker? Worry not, it’s been reborn under the photos app! A delightfully simple and easy to use interface, makes it a great starting point for anyone inexperienced with editing together film and images. In this very short introduction we show you how to get started.

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#667 Accessibility: Colour contrast analyser

This utility is available for Mac and PC, although it has more functionality on the PC version. It enables you to check documents, websites and any screen-based media to see if they pass contrast thresholds for accessibility. It is available to download for free from TPGi. There is also a colour blindness simulation on sampled… Continue reading #667 Accessibility: Colour contrast analyser