Re: Docuemnt Size?

Subject: Re: Docuemnt Size?
From: Robert Plamondon <robert -at- PLAMONDON -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 06:32:01 PDT

Alexander von Obert writes:

>Interleaf might be even worse, especially when saving in ASCII format or IDU.
>Recently a 6 MB IDU file imploded to some 800 kB before I sent it to my
>customer via ISDN. The transfer lasted some 2 minutes...

That's interchange formats for you. FrameMaker MIF is even more profligate.
But these aren't the normal formats that documents are saved in; they're
the ASCII formats that are designed to be easy to write filters for.
(RTF is the Microsoft semi-equivalent, except that they're not clear
on the concept).

But at least with the interchange formats you aren't going to find
megabytes of data unaccounted for. Saving a bitmap as a series of
ASCII hex bytes is big, but it's big in an obvious, countable way.
How you can misplace 2.4 MB in a Word file is beyond me.

-- Robert
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