Re: HTML and PDF files

Subject: Re: HTML and PDF files
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 13:29:12 -0700

At 12:16 PM 5/21/97 -0700, Dave Meek wrote:

>PDF files are usually larger than HTML files. Larger means more download
>time. Also, PDF files *might* not be searchable external to the document
>and Acrobat Reader (I still haven't found a definitive answer on this),
>though you should be able to get around this with an HTML "front page" that
>has links to PDF documents.
The definitive answer is that not very many applications can index and
search PDF outside Acrobat Reader. My company's products can, and we find it
sometimes gives us a competitive advantage.

--Wayne Douglass

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