On Thu, 29 Apr 1999, William Levak wrote: > PDF is a proprietary Adobe format. The only products that handle it > properly are Adobe products, which then output only in proprietary Adobe > formats. I agree, it's a proprietary format. But although I usually try to avoid anything that looks like proprietary, I think that PDF is better than broken HTML (I don't believe that any MS programs can output valid HTML 4.0 that with no browser-specific tricks) or broken PS (I haven't seen an MS program output a Postscript file that would obey all the Adobe conventions). Hand-made, validated HTML is the only alternative I can see for PDF. And you don't necessarily need Adobe software to create or to view PDF files. Last week I converted my Master's Thesis to PDF format. I wrote it using Emacs and typeset it with LaTeX2e and converted it to PDF using dvips and Aladdin Ghostscript. You can see the result and the source files at <URL:http://www.tcs.hut.fi/%7Emsmakela/Msc/>. Marko - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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