View Poll Results: hate or like pdf file formats

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    18 51.43%
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  • What are pdf's ???

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PDFs like or hate.

This is a discussion on PDFs like or hate. within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; arghh.... i'm deleting all senseless posts on this thread. if you have an issue with govtcheez, pm him or another ...

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    arghh.... i'm deleting all senseless posts on this thread. if you have an issue with govtcheez, pm him or another mod.

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    >>you can't copy text
    Yes you can. On one condition, that the creator of the pdf didn't dissable it in his sicurity form.
    In acrobat reader, ther is a button with a 'T' on it, press it, select your text and copy it to the clipboard. Same goes for images (that's a diffrent button I think)

    I like PDF's. I'm making a webaplication with a database and I need to print out some nice forms for customers (with comapny logo etc. ) and I'm going from php to pdf. That way it is easyer to print from a html document (and much nicer).

    But reading a book from pdf sucks. I can't keep my concentration for more then one page. I still prefer the paper version

    >>Sometimes it can be annoying since the files can be large
    Usualy (sp?) pdf's are much smaller then the original document


    maybe on a side note, but if anyone is interested in program that converts html to pdf, try "HTMLDOC". I use it when I save a webpage. that way, you won't have that directory with files and stuff, just one pdf file

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    that way, you won't have that directory with files and stuff, just one pdf file
    thats not that bright, not all end-users have the pdf reader installed on their computer, thats the main reason for html(portablility)

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    When I save html pages, that is for my personal use.
    Besides I think it is a very small persentage of th users that don't have the reader. (could be wrong, personal opinion)
    PDF is so widly used these days.
    also, an other advantage of to PDF is the data integrity, when you encrypt something, it is much harder for other users to change it. (not like a txt or word doc.

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    >>hats the main reason for html(portablility)
    you can't compare HTML with PDF, they are both totaly different things
    Last edited by maes; 11-27-2002 at 03:29 PM.

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    you can't compare HTML with PDF, they are both totaly different things
    you dont understand me, you said u saved ur html files as one pdf file, that give me the right to compare them

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    yeah, I use them for offline viewing or when I need to printout a website. In that case, maybe you can compare them. But I thought you meant with online viewing, as in an alternative to html and a webbrowser. My mistake

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    Convert your documents to pdf here:
    http://wheel.compose.cs.cmu.edu:8001.../browse/objweb
    Last edited by Sang-drax : Tomorrow at 02:21 AM. Reason: Time travelling

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    free pdf converter


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    Another way of creating PDF-files with free tools is using GhostScript.

    A lot of information is available on the internet in PDF-documents. Just search for "filetype:pdf <topic>" to get a lot of PDF-documents about that topic. And also PDF-reader is free available for download. And also you can store PDF-documents on your harddisk to read later or to send to collegues or friends. These are the main reasons why I am not against PDF.

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    It has some good thigs such as:
    It has good formatting.
    You would like if you are creating the file.

    And bad things:
    It is large in size.
    Sometimes PRINT is disabled.
    Cannot copy text.
    The reader itself isn't that good.

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    with all the bad things about it, why not just use .txt, its cross-platform, doesnt require a single reader to read it.......just seems like the best solution

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    In txt-files you can't put nice things like pictures, links, URL's and other usefull stuff.

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    ok maybe i was a bit hasty inmy poll but photoshop is kinda good but i never was one who liked doing graphics.

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    Originally posted by Cgawd
    with all the bad things about it, why not just use .txt, its cross-platform
    No it's not!

    Windows and Unix use different new-line sequences! HTML and pdf don't have this problem.
    Last edited by Sang-drax : Tomorrow at 02:21 AM. Reason: Time travelling

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    SOMETIMES IT SUCKS, BUT THAT'S VERY OFTEN *g*

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