Source for Osborne documentation?

From: Edwin P. Groot <>
Date: Wed Dec 6 14:10:39 2000

     I have tried the pdf2text and pdf2html services for Adobe Acrobat PDF
files. No registration needed, results are in the body of the e-mail. The
only difference between the two is pdf2html lets one jump from page to page
and there is bold and italics. Both are crappy at rendering a table - the
columns don't line up in either fixed or proportional font. Neither of the
services will return images or bitmaps found in the PDF.
     I would prefer PDF over HTML since the document layout remains the
same on whatever computer views the PDF. Layout of HTML pages viewed in a
browser changes, depending on make and version of the browser, and on the
resolution of the display. For those without Adobe Acrobat, that text
conversion service would leave them S.O.L. for the images, but doesn't
everybody with internet access have a modern computer they can use to look
at PDFs?


At 10:07 PM 12/5/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>I would suggest that PDF is the better format. The downloader can send
>the PDF file to or and have it
>back in ascii form in about a minute or two. Rather remarkable service!
> - don
Received on Wed Dec 06 2000 - 14:10:39 GMT

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