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From: grippel <glen@met.bitstream.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 96 09:28:42 edt
Message-Id: <9610088474.AA847474175@met.bitstream.com>
To: www-font@w3.org
     

What is the name of the product that is smaller then Acrobat? ENVOY. The New 
York Times seems to prefer ENVOY to Acrobat for the Web.
 
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Subject: PDF (was Re: mailing list)
Author:  www-font@w3.org at huxleypo
Date:    11/8/96 4:24 AM


At 9:33 PM -0500 11/7/96, Makray Family wrote:
     
> > Acrobat. Get Acrobat 3 set up with your browser and see the examples 
>near
> > the bottom of http://www.killersites.com/3-pdf/ . Contrary to popular 
> > belief, PDFs are often smaller than the equivalent material in HTML. 
>
>  You got to be kidding me?! PDF files are always aleast *200 times the 
>size
> of an html page. Have you really seen a pdf file smaller than a html?
     
You're mistaken. Many PDFs are carelessly generated, but the format is not 
inherently bloated. Yes, I've often produced PDFs of Web pages that are 
much smaller than the original. Point me to 5 random URLs and I'll make 5 
PDFs that are smaller as a whole.
     
     
Todd Fahrner
mailto:fahrner@pobox.com
http://www.verso.com
     
     
Received on Friday, 8 November 1996 09:31:44 UTC

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