Re: 6545 <-> 6845

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2001-05-22 09:32:12

On Tue, 22 May 2001, Ruud Baltissen wrote:

> Hallo Spiro,
> > Anyway, we have it here at work, so I could convert them if someone sent
> > them to me.

You could also use TeX and dvipdfm for the work, or anything that creates
Postscript, which can then be fed through Ghostscript to create PDF.

> Most of the others already are available as PDF's on the site Nick mentioned
> last time:

I think that it is good to have the scanned bitmaps in a more "standard"
format than PDF.  The Adobe Acrobat reader is not available for all
platforms, and neither do open source viewers, such as xpdf.  If I
remember correctly, William Levak has converted many of the PDF documents
on that site to straight bitmaps.  I really appreciate that, since I think
that image viewer programs offer more flexibility than PDF viewers.  With
high-resolution bitmaps, such as the 6545 documents, it's very handy to
use xv to zoom in to an area of interest by just selecting the area with
the mouse and then typing 'c' and 'n'.  And I think xv does antialiasing
better than Acrobat Reader.  (Select 24-bit mode and "smooth" view.)


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