Re: can Acrobat files be edited?

Subject: Re: can Acrobat files be edited?
From: "Huber, Mike" <mrhuber -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 11:09:17 -0600

I don't know about software conversion of Acrobat files, but there are a
lot of scanners out there. Anybody could just dump the files to a
printer, and run the paper through a cheap scanner with OCR. I bought
(for strictly legitimate purposes involving my own artwork) a very nice
scanner for less than $400 including OCR software. And then there may
well be hacks that route printer files directly into OCR, and skip the
hardware altogether.

Technology is not a cure for plagiarism. If it can be read by a person,
it can be duplicated.

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>From: Eric Brown[SMTP:eric_brown -at- SFU -dot- CA]
>Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 1997 10:49 AM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: can Acrobat files be edited?
>
>Adobe Acrobat experts:
>A client has brought me this question (and they expect me to know the
>answer, of course!), so I'm hoping that one of you can help me.
>
>They're considering CD-ROM and Web distribution of their academic papers.
>One of them has 'heard' that Acrobat files can be converted to RTF via some
>shareware utility. The thought has spooked them -- they're very fearful of
>plagiarism.
>
>Does anyone know of such a utility -- or whether the idea is even possible?
>Or is there a better solution than Acrobat? Thanks in advance.

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