Re: PDF Files Not Bitmaps

Subject: Re: PDF Files Not Bitmaps
From: Brad Connatser <cwrites -at- USIT -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1996 12:25:27 GMT

In article <199609180231 -dot- WAA21423 -at- closer -dot- scescape -dot- net>, "George F. Hayhoe"
<gfhayhoe -at- scescape -dot- net> wrote:

> PDF files are not bitmaps. Test the validity of this statement by viewing
> or printing a PDF file which utilizes an unusual font on a system which
> doesn't have a full-fledged version of Adobe Type Manager installed, but
> only the "generic" fonts included with the Acrobat Reader. Acrobat will
> display an approximation of the original font--either a serif or sans serif
> font as appropriate, with the original font's character widths
> preserved--but it won't be the original font.

Another dead giveaway that PDF files are not bitmaps is that you can
search and copy the PDF text from Acrobat Reader. Also, ATM allows you to
zoom in on PDF text without the characters pixelating (as they would if
they were bitmaps).


Brad Connatser
Concurrent Communications
cwrites -at- usit -dot- net

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