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pdfs Re: Path online

Jan 10, 2007 01:22 PM
by Konstantin Zaitzev

--- In, Mark Jaqua <proto37@...> wrote:

> They are scans put into PDF, which is probably the best way to
> have permanent archive copies. However they aren't the
> easiest to read, and the Adobe "copy to text function" is a joke.

No, it's probably the worst way.
Not only they are not easy to read, but the contents is very hard to 
extract, be it in text or image form. The files are also of too big 
size. Pdfs are good for transferring the final proofs of a book to 
typography but that's all.

There are other ways for verbatim reproduction. One of them is djvu 
format, the files are much smaller and pages are extractable to 
standard bitmap formats. There are also multipage tif files which are 
also satisfactory for these purposes and can be opened by many 
standard picture viewers and by OCR software.

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