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[ale] Still no flames... :-)
On Tuesday 23 August 2005 18:20, Christopher R. Curzio wrote:
> I don't see how you can say PDF sucks because it "requires bloatware to
> view." That's absurd. Acrobat Reader is a fairly lightweight application
> (especially the *nix version), and if that's too heavy there's always
> GPDF, which works great.
... and that's before the considering the scope of different capabilities
between the two formats. While RTF has it's place as a simple, low overhead,
basic document format standard, PDF provides nearly total document
formatting control, which pretty fully justify the added overhead.
Of course, if computers capable of easily handling the resource demands of PDF
weren't readily and affordably available, the scales would lean more toward
the advantages of smaller size and lower overhead.
> And of course, there's pretty much any and every application on OS X that
> can read and write PDF.
Actually, as I understand the workings of OSeX, even if the application isn't
directly supporting PDF, every aspect of the display system and user
interface will be! :-) Quite literally, everything one sees on a Mac OSeX
screen is rendered PDF.