Michael Leone on 24 Oct 2008 10:08:27 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] PDF Editing in OOo 3.0

On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 12:15 PM, Art Alexion <art.alexion@gmail.com> wrote:
>> They're copiers, with a scanning capability, not OCR scanners. Usually,
>> anyway.
> Well, yes, but what is less obvious is why bother encapsulating the image in a
> PDF.  I suppose it is so that multiple pages, each a separate image, can be
> consolidated into a single container file.  But doesn't the TIFF format
> already incorporate this?

More people have PDF readers than a TIFF viewer? Or (more likely) they
figure a TIFF would lead people to think it's an image, and not a
document. An end user doesn't give a darn that the PDF is actual an
encapsulated JPG; to them, they have a non-editable version of a
document (which is usually all they need). And documents need PDF
Reader.  A TIFF is a picture, not a document. A document is not an
image.  QED :-) (to them, anyway, even if - effectively - it's the
same thing)

And doing that solves the problem for the majority. Congratulations;
once again, you are in the minority, just like using Linux. Unique
Art, that's what they'll call you. LOL
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