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How to save a webpage for the visually handicapped person.

Perhaps you have come across an interesting webpage and you would like it to be available for a person with visual difficulties. Your browser already has provisions to a large the font size of the page. However, that may not be enough to make the material easy to read for a visually impaired person.
A practical alternative is to print the page as a PDF file. Why? Because once the file is in PDF format, it becomes easier to edit and rearrange so that the person with limited vision can easily read the text. And the PDF viewer has additional features for enlarging the view area, and allowing the page to be scrolled not just up and down, but also left or right. A browser that’s used for a webpage does not always allow for that kind of manipulation. But once you have the file in the PDF format, you have much more control over how it appears on the computer monitor.
As for myself, I am visually impaired and that is one of the tricks I use when I come upon something quite interesting that I would like to save and be able to read it leisurely when I have more time.
If you know someone with vision problems, you may want to share this idea with him. Just install a PDF viewer that includes the option of printing to a PDF file. Then, whenever an interesting webpages found it can be printed to a PDF file that later can be manipulated and edited for easy viewing.

How a computer virus can hide in any electronic device.

At the e risk of being called paranoid, I want to tell everybody that a computer virus can hide almost anywhere . A computer virus is some kind of program that deliberately alters your computer to do something you did not want. Such programs often have distributive names to identify the mode of infection. Malware,   Root kit,   Trojan,  Virus or Worm, you don’t want them in your PC, Tablet or Smartphone.   Too many names to remember. Let’s just call it Malware.

Here are some places such evil programs may hide.Registry of the System.

  • Free apps you downloaded.
  • Hidden areas of a hard drive.
  • Driver for a  old printer or scanner. **
  • E-mail from a friend.

Prevention is much better that a cure. Before you add anything to your Desktop, laptop or tablet, check it for the possibility of some kind of Malware.

Warning: Some planes on the Internet offer ‘;free’ help and you wind up paying a lot of money to ‘fix’ a problem they create. Watch bout!

** Yes, if you get a printer river from a source other than OEM., you run the risk of getting some kind of malware.