RE: Sharepoint and PDF creation

Subject: RE: Sharepoint and PDF creation
From: "Hemstreet, Deborah" <DHemstreet -at- kaydon -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:29:08 -0400

One of the problems with third-party PDF makers, at least the one our
company is using, is that everyone makes PDFs.. but while they may be
searchable, they are not always searchable... doc properties are not
picked up, and if the original document is lost (which has happened),
you cannot pull the text out of the PDF.

I personally do not like the third-party PDF-makers we are using - and
there were plans to go over to Sharepoint for doc control, until we
discovered that engineering has a PDM which we are going to link into.
Much more robust, and the way documents are controlled, the plan is to
get rid of the need for PDFs as much as possible.

So I support what others are saying - test your third-party PDF maker
VERY carefully and make sure the PDFs created meet your needs.
Otherwise, it is going to be a very painful process...



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