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Does anyone know how to blur a font to make it barely legible?

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Does anyone know how to blur a font to make it barely legible?

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    • By taking off my glasses?

      Seriously - use a graphics program.

      JoAnn Paules

      MVP Microsoft [Publisher]

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      #1; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 14:22:00 GMT
    • Or visit any of the hundreds of "free fonts" websites you can find

      through Google, and pick a font that's already barely legible -- there

      are tons of them.

      Regards,

      Jay Freedman

      Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

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      newsgroup so all may benefit.

      On Fri, 6 Jan 2006 20:08:17 -0500, "JoAnn Paules [MVP]"

      <jl_paules.ms-word.todaysummary.com.hotmail.com> wrote:

      >By taking off my glasses?

      >Seriously - use a graphics program.

      >--

      >JoAnn Paules

      >MVP Microsoft [Publisher]

      >

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      #2; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 14:23:00 GMT
    • I found the blur font on Google but they are still too legible. I want it to

      be really hard for someone to read. So, if I have to create it myself, what

      program would be capable of blurring selected text but not everything?

      "Jay Freedman" wrote:

      > Or visit any of the hundreds of "free fonts" websites you can find

      > through Google, and pick a font that's already barely legible -- there

      > are tons of them.

      > --

      > Regards,

      > Jay Freedman

      > Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

      > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

      > newsgroup so all may benefit.

      > On Fri, 6 Jan 2006 20:08:17 -0500, "JoAnn Paules [MVP]"

      > <jl_paules.ms-word.todaysummary.com.hotmail.com> wrote:

      >

      #3; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 14:24:00 GMT
    • If you aren't using a font that looks blurred, then the procedure is

      to remove the text from the document and replace it with a blurred

      picture of the text. That is, you can't just select some text in Word

      and somehow blur it.

      For that, JoAnn is correct -- use a graphics editor. You might be able

      to use something as simple as Microsoft Paint -- take a screen shot of

      the text, paste multiple copies into Paint and slightly offset each

      one, and save the result as a .jpg or .gif file that you can import

      into Word.

      For better tools, but still free for download, you can try these:

      IrfanView (www.irfanview.com)

      Paint.Net (http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net)

      the Drawing program in OpenOffice (www.openoffice.org)

      Among commercial programs, you could look for CorelDraw, Paint Shop

      Pro, or Adobe PhotoShop Elements. These are all available for sale in

      stores and online.

      Regards,

      Jay Freedman

      Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

      Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

      newsgroup so all may benefit.

      On Sat, 7 Jan 2006 06:16:04 -0800, "bethgman"

      <bethgman.ms-word.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

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      >I found the blur font on Google but they are still too legible. I want it to

      >be really hard for someone to read. So, if I have to create it myself, what

      >program would be capable of blurring selected text but not everything?

      >"Jay Freedman" wrote:

      #4; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 14:25:00 GMT
    • I'm right about taking off my glasses too but that blurs everything - the

      text, pictures, monitor, office, cat on my lap...........

      JoAnn Paules

      MVP Microsoft [Publisher]

      "Jay Freedman" <jay.freedman.ms-word.todaysummary.com.verizon.net> wrote in message

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      > If you aren't using a font that looks blurred, then the procedure is

      > to remove the text from the document and replace it with a blurred

      > picture of the text. That is, you can't just select some text in Word

      > and somehow blur it.

      > For that, JoAnn is correct -- use a graphics editor. You might be able

      > to use something as simple as Microsoft Paint -- take a screen shot of

      > the text, paste multiple copies into Paint and slightly offset each

      > one, and save the result as a .jpg or .gif file that you can import

      > into Word.

      > For better tools, but still free for download, you can try these:

      > IrfanView (www.irfanview.com)

      > Paint.Net (http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net)

      > the Drawing program in OpenOffice (www.openoffice.org)

      > Among commercial programs, you could look for CorelDraw, Paint Shop

      > Pro, or Adobe PhotoShop Elements. These are all available for sale in

      > stores and online.

      > --

      > Regards,

      > Jay Freedman

      > Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

      > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

      > newsgroup so all may benefit.

      > On Sat, 7 Jan 2006 06:16:04 -0800, "bethgman"

      > <bethgman.ms-word.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

      #5; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 14:26:00 GMT