Re: [NTO] Create Universally Readable PDFs
- Hi Axel and others,
On your advice, I have installed Open Office 3.
Wow! The document renders very differently in Writer. Text boxes overlap.
The graphic is not centered. Other details that I don't see yet may have
changed. Such distortions will be a big problem for me because I receive
Word documents from many sources for posting on the website. Also, the
style for showing "tracked changes" differs greatly from the Microsoft
convention. Most of my authors use various versions of Word.
I am impressed, however, by the huge saving of file space in the exported
PDF. It is a ten to one reduction from the original Word document and a
five to one savings compared to the PDF I had produced using PDF creator. I
wonder whether this new PDF file is readable by the most current Adobe
Reader and earlier versions of it going back at least as far as version 6.
<<That author is obviously (searching for an acceptable euphemism) less
> than an expert in document creation>>To be charitable, I'll say he is well versed in planetary science.
I hope no one objects to this extended conversation on this Y! group.
Again, thank you for your help.
On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 1:26 PM, Axel Berger <Axel-Berger@...> wrote:
> Ray Shapp wrote:
> > File size is 1.1MB.
> This is one more example that Docs don't travel, it looks much different
> from your original here, mostly due to a lack of fonts. Copying the
> image I find it is clearly blown up from a much smaller one (seemingly
> by a factor of five). That author is obviously (searching for an
> acceptable euphemism) less than an expert in document creation. He may
> have picked up that graphics ought to be 300 dpi or more and has not
> grasped that just blowing up a raster image does not raise the true
> resolution one bit.
> Even so, opening the Doc in OpenOffice and saving as PDF, changing
> nothing except specifying embedding images as 90 % quality Jpeg (at 90 %
> artefacts stay invisible to me) I come up with a PDF version 1.4 of file
> size 165 kB.
> I recommend ditching PDF creator and going for Open Office.
> Dipl.-Ing. F. Axel Berger Tel: +49/ 2174/ 7439 07
> Johann-H�ck-Str. 14 Fax: +49/ 2174/ 7439 68
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- Ray Shapp wrote:
> Wow! The document renders very differently in Writer.Yes, it's an exceptionally bad case. Mostly documents can be read
> Text boxes overlap. The graphic is not centered.
without flaws, but Word is known for that problem even between different
Word installations, sometimes a different installed printer suffices. I
tried Microsoft Office 2003 just now, and while better it does not
render like your PDF.
Doc is a raw format for work in progress, no exchange format for
finished documents, but Microsoft users will never get that.
> I wonder whether this new PDF file is readable by the mostAn unqualified yes. It's version 1.4 for Readers 5 and up and I've never
> current Adobe Reader and earlier versions of it going back at
> least as far as version 6.
found OO-written pdfs to give any trouble in any reader. The same is not
true for one generated by Adobe programs, like Microsoft they don't feel
much bound by their own documented standards.
Dipl.-Ing. F. Axel Berger Tel: +49/ 2174/ 7439 07
Johann-Häck-Str. 14 Fax: +49/ 2174/ 7439 68
D-51519 Odenthal-Heide eMail: Axel-Berger@...
Deutschland (Germany) http://berger-odenthal.de