Reason for PDF Format
rone at B1FF.nas.nasa.gov
Fri Jan 29 12:39:57 CET 1999
Jeffrey Thompson writes:
The whole idea of going to a PDF file is to take advantage of the additional
features that are available through Adobe Acrobat, namely:
By producing a PDF by translating from sgml, you simply miss the
whole point of producing a PDF in the first place.
Since the Adobe Acrobat Reader is free, it won't cost the user
anything to get top-quality documentation.
The reader is free. But the PDF creator is not.
Creating PDF documentation for GNU software is like selling pork rinds
at a vegan festival.
Ron Echeverri Numerical Aerospace Simulation Facility
DSS/Usenet Administrator NASA Ames Research Center
Sterling Software Mountain View, CA
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