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From "M. Fioretti" <mfiore...@nexaima.net>
Subject Re: [ot] about getting rid of PDF, was: aoo for android
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:45:41 GMT
On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 21:59:05 PM +1100, Martin Groenescheij wrote:

> >Full story:
> >
> >http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/oct/17/open-government-data-pdfs
> And the article said:
> Only the Department for International Development routinely
> publishes the data in its annual report as an _*excel*_ download.
> Since when is MS-Office *open*?

Martin,

of course, you are right. This said, the goal of this thread was
specifically to show a real case in which PDF (not PDS, of course,
sorry for the typo in the subject) is much, much closer even of
formats like .doc, .xls etc, that do preserve internal information in
a way that is easy to process (semi) automatically.

Marco
http://mfioretti.com

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