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Re: Advantages of Electronic Files

Dec 22, 2010 04:15 PM
by chandrasekaryas

Additional advantages of pdf format:

Space, paper and tree economy, lower cost, portable (I use i-river e-reader), remote accessibility, easy search document and selective printer.


--- In, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> We have time and again discussed why in todayâ??s world, we need to provide
> electronic copies of books available for free on Internet if our intent is
> to disseminate information to the benefit of Humanity and not to make a
> â??buckâ??.
> Just today, I was looking at a voluminous publication in pdf file format and
> wanted to search for key words. Of course, there was an index which could
> have been used. The traditional index created by someone using judgment as
> to what should be in it and what need not be in it. So, any traditional
> index suffers from this limitation and in many cases, the traditional index
> is severely handicapped.
> Lo and behold. I found out that the pdf file can be converted to a
> searchable pdf file if you have full Acrobat program. Conversion to a
> searchable file is a piece of cake. Once done, you can search by any key
> word and this is very powerful when one is looking for a needle in a
> haystack.
> So it is time for authors and publishers to wake up to the reality of the
> need to make all publications available as a pdf file for free.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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