Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 29th Jan 2007 10:03 UTC, submitted by flanque
In the News Adobe Systems today announced that it has released the full PDF (Portable Document Format) 1.7 specification to AIIM, the Association for Information and Image Management. AIIM, in turn, will start working on making PDF an ISO standard.
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RE: PDF is pretty good
by Savior on Mon 29th Jan 2007 12:09 UTC in reply to "PDF is pretty good"
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Whatever you put into a PDF file, you can be sure it will look exactly how you want it to to the person you send it to. Whatever the fonts or characters you have and others don't.

How does it differ from .doc, or any other document format, for that matter? They also look the same -- you can bundle all the fonts you want.

Of course we all know that the sentence above is not true ;) However, it isn't true for PDF either. What you see in Evince is not the same as what you see in Adobe Reader, or in Foxit reader. In the end, it all depends on the reader application (and of course the platform's anti-aliasing algorithm).

When I wanted to send my CV to someone, I didn't know in what format to send it to him: the .doc file looked different in MS Office and OOo, the pdf looked quite different in Windows from that in Linux, so in the end, I had to guess what system he had. I guessed Windows -- and it turned out he had a Mac. ;)

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