|gyoza on 19 May 2005 13:11:15 -0000|
Art Alexion wrote:
One of Word's dirty little secrets is that a file created on one windowsSince not everyone has the (free) software to create a PDF, I think it would make sense if people shared read-only documents in Postscript. HTML is good, too, but it depends on local fonts and screen size.
I sent a school nurse a medical document, scanned, indexed, and saved as a GIF (I didn't know if she could view a PNG). She wrote back asking me to send it in Word format. The issue was that the lower part of the part wouldn't print or print on the same page. So, I sent her a PDF with the promise that I would send the image inserted into a Word-formated file if necessary. The PDF worked for her.
Actually, the image scaled well, which I didn't expect. She could have scaled it herself, even if she did it within a Word document.
Apparently, the Word format is used because it seems convenient for many people who have MS Word and don't know any better! ;-)
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