[LINK] RTF / MS WORD / PDF / ?
mikal at stillhq.com
Sat Jun 12 09:00:10 EST 2004
David Lochrin wrote:
> PDF is an obvious candidate, since a free reader is available for all platforms
> and it seems to have become the de-facto standard for interchange of
> the web. But a friend working in distance education comments "pdf is
> problem. Whatever Acrobat wants you to believe the truth is that,
even if you
> supply the url of the download site, when novices are presented with
> asked on said site they often say 'too hard'. And the pdf file can
take ages to
> open. I suggest rtf to academics provided the files don't have
japanese or other
> characters and provided there are no mathematical expressions.".
Under certain circumstances, you can redistribute the Acrobat installer
yourself -- we certainly do. I would suggest you look into that. The
reason that PDF documents take ages to open is because the newest
version of Acrobat reader is amazingly bloated. If you're willing to
target an older version of the PDF standard, then you can get away with
an older version of the reader.
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