Re: Acrobat

Subject: Re: Acrobat
From: "Marvin W. Miller" <Marvin_Miller -at- SEC -dot- SEL -dot- SONY -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 1996 08:40:55 -0800

My experience with Acrobat has been that the files sizes are smaller than than
the original document. We use Acrobat for internal distribution of project
docs over the company network (via web pages).



> Earlier correspondents write:
> >>You can use Acrobat to distribute a document on the web while
> >>retaining its exact paper look.
> >
> >Cool! But why would I want to do this?


> Acrobat solves a different problem from the one HTML addresses.

> Much of traditional publishing suffers from the costs and delays
> inherent in the following cycle:

> 1. Determine the content and decide how it should look on the page.

> 2. Render it on dead trees.

> 3. Deliver it to its destination.

> Huge benefits accrue to the publisher from swapping steps 2 and 3.
> It reduces publication delay and shifts printing costs to the
> consumer. Acrobat makes this possible. ...RM
> ===========================

> My very limited experience with Acrobat has been its large file size.
> OK, there's plenty of space on a CD-ROM, but we're being encouraged
> to send Acrobat files over the Internet, or am I wrong?

> David (the winter-hater) Ibbetson
> end

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