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Re: Re: PDF to HTML conversion

From: Kelly Ford <kford@teleport.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 23:58:51 -0700
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To: Lovey@aol.com, w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Most of what you are writing is greek to me.  I'm talking about getting
reliable text out of .pdf files that others create so I can read them.
Standard or not, the last thing I personally will be creating is such a
file.  Increasingly I'm forced to try and read the contents with tools that
work with, as I said, a mixed result at best.

At 02:12 AM 8/20/98 EDT, Lovey@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 8/20/98 12:11:01 AM, kford@teleport.com wrote:
><<folks should not consider this a reliable method >>
>Cherchie la font.....<G>
>Some where down the line the fonts were changed and thus - the unwanted
>results you described.
>The problems you experienced may not be with Acrobat or PDF but with the
>application used to distill the file. Microsoft Word being the worst.  Do not
>use the PDF Writer in Word to create the PDF (this anoyance is noted on
>Adobe's website).  The most reliable method is to save as a file out of your
>page assembly application, preferably as a PostScript file.  If you do not
>have a PostScript printer, save it as a print file. (Or you can get Ghost
>Script - it will make PostScript files) Be sure to set your preferences to
>download the fonts.  Then distill the file as a PDF using Acrobat Distiller.
>Set the preference in Distiller to include all fonts. 
>PDF is cool! As far as reliability, PDF files are becoming the format of
>choice for page reproduction in the Print Industry. - and that says a lot for
>Hope this helps!
>Kindest regards,
Received on Thursday, 20 August 1998 02:53:14 UTC

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