Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Oct 2005 13:16 UTC
Features, Office This week, Microsoft announced that, with the next version of Office, it will support saving files to Adobe's Portable Document Format, or PDF. While logical, the move raises questions about how the PDF support will coexist with Windows Vista's move to its own page description format, known as Metro. Sinofsky [Microsoft Senior Vice President] also addressed how Microsoft views the controversy surrounding Massachusetts' mandate for the OpenDocument standard.
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Why is the pdf stuff even news?
by kamper on Tue 4th Oct 2005 15:17 UTC
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2005-08-20

There are already print drivers that allow you to print directly from anywhere to pdf in windows. I can do it from anywhere in osx and I'm sure the same can be said for gnome and kde. Why is the inclusion of such a feature worth making any noise over?

Is there any extra value in limiting support to only Office? It seems like a late and underfeatured addition.

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