[LINK] RFI: Readability of Report on Anti-Terrorism Bill
p.hughes at latrobe.edu.au
Tue Nov 29 16:39:05 EST 2005
I am using OSX (10.4.3) and preview.
On 29/11/2005, at 3:22 PM, Roger Clarke wrote:
> The Senate Committee's report is 1.7MB of PDF.
> I reported to them this morning that it isn't being handled
> properly by current versions of Preview and Acrobat under Mac OSX.
> He's got it so that it now works under *old* versions of Acrobat
> under Mac OS9.
> Can other people read it, copy-and-paste contents, and find text?
No problem so far in reading it, no problem in finding some simple
search terms, and I found that I could copy and paste into BBEdit.
BUT there was a very strange artefact early on. All the text in bold
in the executive summary and recommendations is rendered as a series
of dingbats in my text editor, whereas body text from later in the
report copies and pastes fine. I assume this is to do with the font
used in the pdf file?
All the best,
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