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Subject:Re: DASH IN PDF From:Nana Kato <nanakato -at- MA4 -dot- JUSTNET -dot- NE -dot- JP> Date:Sun, 13 Jun 1999 23:15:15 +0900
Thank you for your quick response. I use the Book Antique font
for our products' users manuals. Personally I like this font, except
that its dash is a little bit short and not distinctly different from
the hyphen. I believe that when we use a dash, we expect an
emphasis. So it should be long enough to reasonably stand out.
As an non-native English speaker, I often see dahes used in
a writing and like its grace. Am I pointless?
As for an error display of a dash in a PDF file, this error
sometimes occurs and sometimes not. I copied the text
from the Word document to another blank Word document
and PDF-convert the document. While the first Word file resulted in
an error, the second file resulted in a success.
So puzzling. Maybe a bug of Acrobat3.0?