Re: [media] "When Software Fails to Stop Spam, It's Time to Bring
In the Detectives"
pobox.spamcop at kronatech.net
Tue Jun 1 11:25:35 EDT 2004
"Mike Easter" <MikeE at ster.invalid> wrote in message
news:c9i9hn$9ps$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> First, you didn't get the whole article, just the first 'page' as it
> appeared in the NYT. It would've been better to use the NYT's 'print
Actually I didn't even notice the links for further pages. Saw the last
paragraph on the page and 'assumed' that was it, since it had a footer.
> If I save the entire article, not just the first page, as txt it is 5K.
> If I add the .jpg pic as it appeared on the first page of the article it
> adds 25K. I could make a doc file that looks just like the original
> article without too much overhead if I were inclined to do it that way,
> which I almost never am. The main thing I would be inclined to do with
> a 'real' pdf tool other than Reader would be to get things out of pdf
Kind of the price we pay for cross-platform edition/viewing/printability.
> pdf is a great way to be able to 'pass around' something to enable it to
> be printed nicely; but it isn't a particularly good way to 'look at'
> something, ie to navigate around the article. There are other formats
> which do that much better, even including .doc files.
Depending on which program created the .doc files, and what platform that
program runs on.
> Nowadays the MS
> doc file is so widely usable by /n/x, Mac, and other users that I'm not
> sure it wouldn't be just as universal as pdf and easier to work with for
> many purposes.
PDF offers security, in selecting exactly what you want to allow users to do
with the document. It can be locked so that the properties cannot be
changed, locked so that the content cannot be changed, locked so that
content cannot be copied/pasted, it can be encrypted, default to a
particular view when opened (fit width, include index), etc. etc.
There's probably quite a few things you were not aware could be done with
acrobat. You should give the creator a shot and see how you like it after
seeing all the settings. They probably seem pretty transparent to people who
use only the reader.
I'll see if I can work around the other pages on that url, instead of just
removing the pdf.
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