Re: Electronic File Transfer

Subject: Re: Electronic File Transfer
From: Rick Sapir <rick_sapir -at- GILBARCO -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 29 Feb 1996 09:46:20 -0800

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We use Acrobat to transfer technical documents to the field. The PDF
(Acrobat's format) files are generally 25% of the original FrameMaker
file. The Acrobat Distiller includes several compression methods (LZW,
JPEG, etc.). File sizes are entirely relative, but as an example, a 44
page installation manual with more than 75 imported EPS graphics is
326K. Transmission time at 14.4Kbps is aprox 4 mintues.

As for Susan Seifert (sseifert -at- fairfield -dot- com) comment:

>>I'm working on a PCI Mac - the PPC 7500 - and Adobe Acrobat won't run on
>>this machine. It requires ATM, which on my last checking, was not updated
>>to work on this model.

I believe that the 2.1 version of the Reader installs a temp verion of
ATM, eliminating this problem.

Rick Sapir Gilbarco, Inc.
Technical Communicator Greensboro, NC
Rick_Sapir -at- gilbarco -dot- com
DISCLAIMER: Speaking for no one but myself.

"Ideas withheld or repressed are automatically imbued - Jeff Heiskell
with a false sense of mystery and intrigue." The JudyBats

Subject: Electronic File Transfer
From: "Bar-Haim; Pam" <pbar-haim -at- ndc -dot- co -dot- il> at ~GATEWAY
Date: 2/28/96 12:54 AM

Dear TWs,

My company is debating options for electronic file transfer that *do
not* allow the recipient to change the file. We do want them to be
able to view, read and search for key words in the documents. One
option we are considering is Adobe Acrobat, but we have been warned
that it produces very large files. Can anyone offer pros and cons of
using Acrobat? Comment on the file sizes? Does anyone know of a good
alternative? Any information would be greatly appreciated!

I get the digest and am way, way behind in reading them, so please
respond to me at: pbar-haim -at- ndc -dot- co -dot- il
in addition to sending answers to the list.

Thank you!

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