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## 29 June 2011

### Not Just That One Little Entry

When copying or scanning an entry from a record, particularly one that is handwritten "free-form" in some type of journal, copy at least the entire page on which the entry appears. Copy a page before and after if possible. It makes it easier to interpret handwriting and the entry later, particularly if the person who wrote the record abbreviated, had difficult to read handwriting, etc.