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Hacks about books - pages that are glued, stapled or in some way bound together.

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How can I separate pages in this tape-bound booklet?

My grandparents fancy posting to walls some pictures in this Travel Alberta catalogue, rather than paying for pictures (to be printed). But they can't cut out pages as the pictures are printed without ...
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How to reuse a note book paper that can't blank? [closed]

From childhood we writing on notes and when notes finished then we place notes in shelf. But when you are at heigh heigher studies then those notes are useless for them. We can not write any thing on ...
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How to keep books from slipping?

As one can see that the books on left do not remain straight after few days. They become inclined. This affects the bottom corner of book, it gets folded with a large radius.
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Better page order in printing a book or writing a note?

Conventional page number order for books and taking notes etc.. is option B in the image. Is there a specific reason why not option A? Option A: 1,0,3,2,5,4,7,6... Page 1:left side Option B: 0,1,...
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How to unstick water-damaged pages of a book

Some liquid (possibly juice) was in my bag for a week, which caused my textbook to get wet from the top. The pages are now dry but stuck together. Could anyone please explain how to separate the pages ...
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How to Focus on something [closed]

I can't focus when I reading books or playing with friends. I am getting bad grades on school exams. Why this happening. How to stay focused
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Physical Text To Digital Text

Let me first prefix this question with, I have no idea which StackExchange site would be most appropriate for this question, but I thought LifeHacks might work... In 1998 my Mom's side of the family ...
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How can I efficiently spot/track changes in a newer edition of the same book?

This question especially affects (law) books for which a new edition is published every 2 or 3 years. Assume that: the authors didn't detail or record the changes between the older and newest edition....
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Keeping books in an organized manner without using a bookshelf

I was looking to buy a bookshelf to store my books until after I saw that my neighbor friend bookshelf was attacked by white ants secretly, where he found almost half of the books were damaged. So, I ...
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How to organize printouts of books?

I usually print out PDFs to read them on paper. For example, I print out my textbook chapter by chapter so it's easier to take them to the classroom. Since I have annotations on those printouts I ...
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How to store books in less than ideal conditions?

It's not hard to find out how you should store books. Just Google "how to store books". Metal or sealed wood shelves, 50% humility, 60-75 °F, keep that constant, keep away from light, don't store in ...
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How can I remove gel (?) Ink from a book?

My sister wrote the wrong name in a bible that's to be presented and displayed in two weeks. It's shiny paper that is beige in color. The back side of the page is different color printed pattern. She'...
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How to COMPLETELY peel off a sticky price tag or label on a book or item without the gunky residue?

Sometimes I wonder if the stores realize that the price tags and labels (the sticky, gluey kind) they put on books and other items are such a hassle for their consumers and can often damage book ...
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How to restore crumpled paperbacks?

I accidentally crushed a paperback book by putting my laptop in my backpack on top of it, and now the back cover is crumpled and folded. What's the best way to restore the book quickly and ...
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How to stop books closing themselves

I have a book on programming, which means that I need to look at it when I am on my computer (meaning that I don't have any hands available for keeping the book open). The only problem is, it keeps ...
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How can I remove scraps of food from books?

Sometimes I read books while eating, then scraps of food, such as fragments of biscuits will come into books, too internal to be removed easily. I usually use pencils to push them out, but after that ...
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How do I staple a few sheets of paper in the middle using a normal stapler?

The fold line is in the middle if you orient it as "landscape", it would become a brochure, or book. I have a regular stapler that can't reach the middle in its normal state. Stapler can be opened, ...
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How would one digitize a thick book into a PDF version in the most time-efficient way, using only a camera and a computer?

I have a: DSLR camera (Canon EOS) + no tripod Latest commercial version of Adobe Acrobat A computer with Internet connection Frugal character I also own a physically printed and bound book of over ...
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How can I remove tobacco spots from the inner edges of book pages?

I have a few books that have light brown spots from tobacco/smoking damage on the pages around the outer edges. How can I remove these from the page? I have tried wiping lightly with a damp cloth, ...
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How do I remove a musty smell from my books?

There are two types of musty smell in books: "Ah, this book has probably been in this library for 50 years. Just imagine the information it contains." "Hm, I probably shouldn't have left this book in ...
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Book holder for paperbacks

I have a new paperback book I want to lay besides me and look at, while I work at my computer. What are easy-do-it-yourself ways of keeping a book open that wants nothing more than fold together?
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How can I transport a book in a backpack without getting the corners bent?

I always like carrying books around but at the same time I hate getting the corners of the books bent over time and I try to keep them as perfect as possible. Given that most of my books are ...
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Best and highest use of last year's phonebook [closed]

What is the best way to reuse (as opposed to recycle) a prior year's phone book? Meta: I checked the on-topic and off-topic lists and the question does seem to fit here, though the automatic filter ...
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Scanning several pages in a book

I have several notebooks with writing them I'd like to scan. The books have soft covers, but the pages can't be taken out. Is there any easy way to scan them without manually flipping through all the ...
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How do I prevent a bookmark tassel from fraying?

My favorite notebook has a woven bookmark tassel that is prone to serious fraying: My question is a simple one: how do I stop it from fraying? A good solution can't visually interfere with the ...
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Easy way to scan a book

I want to scan a book which has more than 1000 pages, but I don't want to turn every single page in the book. Is there any easier way to scan the entire book without having to turn all the pages by ...
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Easy way to remove the sticky pages of a book caused by being wet?

I have an old bible gold edition (recovery version) that has been soaked because of a leak in my ceiling during a typhoon. Now it is dry, but the pages are in poor condition and stick to each other, I ...
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How do I read without getting getting a neck cramp?

Whenever I read, I get neck cramps. I tried looking down at the book, I tried lying on my stomach and looking forward at the book, but I still get cramps. Is there a trick to not get cramps?
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How can I remove the bindings of this thick book?

I have a book bound by some binding shop. It is 26mm (i.e. 1 inch) thick. The staples only show their heads on both front and back, while their tails are not shown. How can we remove the bindings? ...