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Re: Bug in acroread?

On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 12:51:09 +0100, Joe Hart wrote:


> Can you point me to a link where I can get the source for PDF?  The DRM
> information and all?  IMO, Arcoread is just a marketing tool for Adobe
> so that people will buy Acrobat.  Very similar to Wordpad (until
> recently) being able to read .doc files but not create them.  Wordpad
> free, Word not.


The specifications are in PDF format, of course...

> Is postscript so bad that everyone needs pdf?  No.  The fact that PDF
> files are hard to edit is what makes them so popular in the business world.

I think it was mostly the PDF compression which made it more attractive
than postscript as a format to exchange documents via the internet.


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