Re: [NTO] Re: [NTB] PDF files
- Yes, I think you're saying what I'm saying.
It's funny, I really like NoteTab, but I don't seem to use it a fraction of
what others do. The only time I ever seem to have text files is when a
program requires them (e.g. batch file, configuration files). For almost
everything else I do, I seem to need formatting (e.g. Word) or data
manipulation (e.g. Access or Excel). Very rarely simple text files.
(Actually, I would use Excel at least 5:1 over Word or Access or NoteTab or
Regards, Dave S
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Scism" <jeff@...>
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: [NTO] Re: [NTB] PDF files
> Basically PDF are Read Only, and therefor Acrobat (or the Adobe
> Programs that create PDF Docs) should not be used as a Word Processor.
> Simply because the ability to edit the documents is limited.
> This may be great for creating a printable format, or just doing
> announcements, newsletters, etc. but for people who need to work with
> the text, a word processing format is much better.
> I prefer NoteTab. It does most of what i want to do. If I have to, I use
> David Smart wrote:
>> > I agree. Creating PDFs for organizations or clubs should be banned!
>> I'm probably missing your point here, but ...
>> PDFs are great for organisations with wide and varied membership -
>> e.g. for
>> clubs. It means that a formatted document can be distributed with the
>> knowledge that everyone can see it or print it without needing to have
>> particular brand or level of office software, or needing to buy some
>> display software. This benefit increases when the people producing
>> documents for distribution are, themselves, possibly using different
>> PDF should not be used for data storage (and I don't think it was ever
>> intended by its designers that it should). If this is your complaint,
>> then - yes I certainly agree. But not just for clubs, etc. It should
>> be used to hold data anywhere.
>> Regards, Dave S
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- David Smart wrote:
> Yes, I think you're saying what I'm saying.I use notetab over excel all day, every day, for data manipulation. It
> It's funny, I really like NoteTab, but I don't seem to use it a fraction of
> what others do. The only time I ever seem to have text files is when a
> program requires them (e.g. batch file, configuration files). For almost
> everything else I do, I seem to need formatting (e.g. Word) or data
> manipulation (e.g. Access or Excel). Very rarely simple text files.
> (Actually, I would use Excel at least 5:1 over Word or Access or NoteTab or
> anything else.)
> Regards, Dave S
sorts, combines, strips, etc. etc.
- "Don - HtmlFixIt.com" <don@...> said on Dec 23, 2007 22:07
-0500 (in part):
> > (Actually, I would use Excel at least 5:1 over Word or Access orDave, Don (just got back from visiting relatives over Christmas so I'm a
> NoteTab or
> > anything else.)
> > Regards, Dave S
> I use notetab over excel all day, every day, for data manipulation. It
> sorts, combines, strips, etc. etc.
couple of days behind)
Notetab vs. Excel vs. Notetab - my frequent usage patterns is actually
back-and-forth from Excel to Notetab.
Copy a selection grid from Excel, paste into Notetab, manipulate with
Regexp and/or clips, copy-ALL and paste back to Excel (sometimes several
round trips to accomplish various sub-tasks)
Very infrequently I dip into a little Basic from within Excel
The two programs are (IMO) a perfect match!
Regards ... Alec -- buralex-gmail
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