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Old 05-04-04, 02:35 AM
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Anyone else totaly loathe PDF files?

they're a pain to read, (scrolling up and won causign the apges to "skip") plus they far too logn to load
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Old 05-04-04, 03:15 AM
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I don't care for them much.

I do save a lot of images as PDF though to print at Kinkos (DVD covers and such, it's the only format they accept.)
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Hate 'em
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Old 05-04-04, 05:00 AM
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(1) Where's the twikoff poll option?
(2) Great if you want an exact replica of an offical form, etc. Otherwise, a little cumbersome.
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Old 05-04-04, 07:50 AM
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I love them. As criptik28 said, they are an easy way for me to guarantee that everybody is seeing the document exactly as I want them to. With PDF I can be sure that nobody will change the document on me, I can supply documents with color profile information embedded, and I can easily preflight a file before sending it to the printer.

The problem is that many people don't know how to use PDF creation tools well. In the View menu have a look at the Continuous view to stop the page jumping; Single Page is likely the default. This can be set as a default by the creator. Downloading them can be significantly faster by checking the Optimize for Web checkbox when saving, which will allow you to only download one page at a time--which makes it appear that you're getting it faster. Of course faster downloading could be accomplished by Distilling with lower resolution, higher compression, and/or not embedding fonts.
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small file size, good to keep from editing.. nice for publishing to websites

never had a problem with load time.. unless your using adobe 6.. which in my opinion is a total piece of shit
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They need to fix the long load time. And put in an option for tiled printing.
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Here's an article that explains how to make Acrobat 6 load faster. I tried the method they suggest and it works.
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Old 05-04-04, 09:06 AM
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Great for publishing.
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And put in an option for tiled printing.
File|Print. Click Advanced then Automatic Tiling.
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Old 05-04-04, 11:10 AM
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I love PDF files, but then again, I have the writer.
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Old 05-04-04, 11:52 AM
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I like them. As others have said, it's a great way to distribute stuff that everyone will see in the same format and can't edit.
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In general, I think they suck. They are slower to load than HTML, require an add in to your browser to view, and are a pain to edit/manipulate.

Sure, if it's a private document that you don't want anyone to ever change they might have a purpose, but they are used waaayyyyy too often when standard HTML, text, or even a word processing format would be a faster, better option.
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Originally posted by Dead
In general, I think they suck. They are slower to load than HTML, require an add in to your browser to view, and are a pain to edit/manipulate.

Sure, if it's a private document that you don't want anyone to ever change they might have a purpose, but they are used waaayyyyy too often when standard HTML, text, or even a word processing format would be a faster, better option.


Hate em.
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I like them for some things, dislike them for others.
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File|Print. Click Advanced then Automatic Tiling.

I don't have that option.
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Originally posted by asabase
I don't have that option.
Oh, duh. You probably only have Reader, right? Not an option there.
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Old 05-05-04, 09:37 AM
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They work great on slow machines with Reader 6 on them!
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I dont have a problem with em. Now the version 6 reader, thats a different story.
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I use Acrobat 5 (not the Reader). Loads fast, looks nice. Plus I can edit PDF files.
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I think they're pretty good. No problems here.
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Old 05-05-04, 01:31 PM
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I use Acrobat 5 (not the Reader). Loads fast, looks nice. Plus I can edit PDF files.
Yeah, I downgraded to version 5 (reader). I was pulling my hair out with that pos bloated ver 6.
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PDF's suck to navigate. Just convert the page to HTML already!
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