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From "David H. Lipman" <DLip...@Verizon.Net>
Subject Re: aoo for android
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:28:39 GMT
From: "Dale Erwin" <>

> On 10/17/2012 9:51 AM, David H. Lipman wrote:
>> From: "James Knott" <>
>>> Fernando Cassia wrote:
>>>> So if you edit a PDF file with a nice table and change one value, 
>>>> the other
>>>> values are not updated accordingly by the viewer, as the pdf reader 
>>>> has no
>>>> idea whatsoever of what a spreadsheet is.
>>> When you read a book, how often do you change the contents?  If you 
>>> are publishing something, the content is generally fixed. PDF is 
>>> quite useful for that.  There are some situations, where the 
>>> structure must also be retained, where epub is not suitable.  I have 
>>> read some technical books in epub that left me wondering where 
>>> something was.  The same book in PDF is laid out exactly as the paper 
>>> version would be.
>> That's why PDF is a "published" format and not an "editable" format.
> True!  But that is no reason to do away with it.  People DO PUBLISH.  Of 
> course, the original documents must be maintained in some other editable 
> format.  I maintain my books in ODT format, but when I'm ready to 
> publish, I export to PDF and I wouldn't want anyone to take that ability 
> away from me.

100% agreement.

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