Re: To PDF or not to PDF - this is the question...

From: Levente Hársfalvi (
Date: 1999-04-29 10:13:09

Andre Fachat írta:
> William Levak wrote:
> > On Wed, 28 Apr 1999, Ethan Dicks 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.  It would be much better to have the text in HTML or Postscript,
> > and the graphics in GIF, TIFF, or  JPEG.
> Indeed. I second that. (BTW: GIF is copyrighted, better use PNG)
> Andre

I'm not involved in this PET thread. However, PDF is simply the best
format for technical documents, be PDF proprietary or not.

That's your choice. You can decide converting to PDF, which is the best
format of all (I simply never had problems with reading PDF documents,
be on any platforms from DOS to Linux), the best compressed and also the
best in integrating all (different!) parts of the document, though, it's
proprietary. Or you can fiddle and also make others fiddle with
not-so-correct solutions, either in their readability, size or

I remember, PDF readers are free for all platforms. And BTW, seem to
remember that Postcript also started similar to PDF (to be a proprietary

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