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Subject:Re: PDF to Word From:kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 21 Feb 2002 06:55:14 -0700
Dick Margulis scolded:
>I know you know better than this. PDF is PORTABLE document format. It is
>just an electronic form of paper and was never intended to be a medium
>for composing or editing documents. Adobe has always advised Acrobat
>users to hang onto the original files, and if your marketing department
>is not doing so, it's their bad.
I hope it was clear that I meant that in a light-hearted way. I think PDFs
are swell. Although I think PDF graphics look like poop onscreen.
But can you imagine what would happen if Word started producing documents
that by default were as difficult to copy and paste? All the Frame users
would probably form a lynch mob! (That, or celebrate fact that they had
more fuel to add to their we-hate-Word fire.)
The practical reality in the world of softcopy publishing is that we DO
borrow and share information between multiple documents. Portable or not,
PDFs make that sort of sharing VERY difficult. Whether they meant to do
that or not.
- Keith Cronin
Be nice to me, or I'll tell you to go dotcom yourself. :)
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