pdfs Re: Path online
Jan 10, 2007 01:22 PM
by Konstantin Zaitzev
--- In email@example.com, 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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