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Re: [SLUG] Using CUPs to help direct printing PDFs
- To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Using CUPs to help direct printing PDFs
- From: Phil Scarratt <fil@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 14:33:52 +1000
- Organization: Draxsen Technologies
- User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.7.1 (Windows/20040626)
Michael Lake wrote:
Phil Scarratt wrote:
"PDF documents provide a great way to pass around documents on the
Internet. They have many uses, such as sending quotes and invoices to
business clients. Two of the main reasons the PDF format is so popular
is that it preserves all of the document's formatting exactly and it
is easily viewable on almost all platforms.
I realise that Phil is quoting from Adobes guff but I can't resist
winging to people that sometimes PDF does not preserve all of the
document's formatting exactly.
Actually, it's from the article on LinuxGazette at the other end of the
link in the original msg. Nevertheless, I do agree - PDF does not always
preserve formatting, although it's a darn site better than other
document formats, and the reader is chunky and getting chunkier. It is
also somewhat of a "standard" unfortunately....