Many things

From: Randy McLaughlin <>
Date: Fri Jan 28 15:55:07 2005

From: "Michael Sokolov" <>
> der Mouse <> wrote:
>> You don't need Acrobat, no matter what a bunch of webpages may claim.
>> GhostScript groks PDFs just fine.
>> Indeed, ghostscript comes with a script that eats PDF and produces PS.
> The problem is that PS recreated from PDF can never be as good as the
> original PS from which the PDF was made. I'm not saying that PDF should
> be banned, making a file format illegal would be just as much against
> Cosmic Law as making a weed illegal. What infuriates me is that people
> have PS and they ASSUME that I want PDF instead, and they convert their
> PS to PDF and send me the PDF and not PS. I want the original PS!
> MS

My original point was to skip PS and go directly from TIFF to PDF. Just as
going from PDF to PS is not as good as going directly to PS going from PS to
PDF adds an extra unnecessary step that creates a less efficient PDF. While
a very few people prefer PS the rest of the world wants PDF's.

I will not post PS docs for the simple reason of $. I pay commercial
servers to post my files and to post PS docs along with PDF's would cost me
more money.

I do not charge anyone for documents but I do pay others to provide them.

Received on Fri Jan 28 2005 - 15:55:07 GMT

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