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RE: [BOAI] Formats for electronic dissemination
From: JOATO JOATP <joatp2000 AT yahoo.com>
I kind of agree on this issue. Being one that does different articles from ↵ time to time I have often noticed how certain graphics, especially math ↵ printouts can look so great when in say MS Word format. But after conversion ↵ to PDF format you at times have to well over enlarge the text to even read the ↵ math. Regular prints of these suffer the same problem. In fact, one of the ↵ Editors of our own Journal once mentioned to me he was having problems along ↵ this line in something I had converted to PDF. When I sent him the original ↵ in MS word he had not problem at all reading it. I then suggested he enlarge ↵ the PDF version by a bit over 200% and agin he could proper read them. I believe it is the University of Texas that allows upload and displays of ↵ files in PDF, Latex, and MS Word formats as well as HTML, etc. I have often ↵ thought that feature would be good on a all the systems in general. Another ↵ feature out there often absent from websites in general is the ability to ↵ upload directly PDF files. Now websites are not archive systems. But they do ↵ enter into the general spread of information worldwide. Since most Institutes ↵ and most researchers tend to use the PDF format, having websites that allow ↵ direct upload of PDF files as well as other types of files would be an ↵ improvement from the regular hyperlink to another site. Just a thought on that last point. --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Exclusive Video Premiere - Britney Spears
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