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From Hagar Delest <>
Subject Re: aoo for android
Date Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:56:08 GMT
Why PDF is not a good format for published documents?
Perhaps ePub could be better (don't have any device for that so haven't tested).

I think that documents need a format for the published status, something not editable. What's
wrong with PDF?


Le 16/10/2012 05:44, M. Fioretti a écrit :

> On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 16:47:18 PM -0400, David H. Lipman wrote:
>> From: "Gaspar N��ez" <>
>>> I think that at least a good reader should be available
>> Published documents should be in a published format like the
>> Portable Document Format (PDF).
> Why?
> If people need to torture themselves by really, routinely _editing_
> ODF documents on a tiny screen, without keyboards, that's their
> problem, I agree.
> But the sooner we get over the PDF cultural stage/limit, the better it
> will be for open government/open data (and other things too, but these
> are the most important ones). Good ODF readers are necessary to get
> rid of PDFs, that is to make official public documents immediately
> readable on every platform. In a format that allows users to
> immediately check internal structures as formulas in spreadsheets, and
> is also better than PDF as it can adapt much better to different
> screen sizes.
> Yes, ePub would do too, at least for text-only documents. In any case,
> PDF as the format for documents to be published should disappear in
> many practical cases because of its limits.
> Marco F.
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