Principal Parts---PDF Files
spuluka at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 9 12:16:50 EST 2000
I apologize for this off-topic computer post and promise it will be my only
one on the subject. If anyone wants additional information feel free to
contact me off-list. As the Technology Director of an advertising agency I
have encountered this issue many times before. We use PDF files extensively
for reviews and approvals of print material. The basic trade off in
creating PDF files is file size versus the amount of information included in
the files. One of the trade offs you can choose is whether or not to
include the font and how much of it to include.
PDF is not a graphic format but a proprietary display technology that does
not always require the fonts in use in the document to be installed in the
viewer system. The settings one uses to create the PDF file determine
whether or not a font is embedded at all in a file and how much of the
embedded font is included in the PDF file.
Refer to the font embedding instructions of Acrobat Distiller or Exchange
for further information.
From: "Maurice A. O'Sullivan" <mauros at iol.ie>
Reply-To: "Maurice A. O'Sullivan" <mauros at iol.ie>
To: Biblical Greek <b-greek at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
CC: Biblical Greek <b-greek at franklin.oit.unc.edu>, rdecker at bbc.edu
Subject: [b-greek] Re: Principal Parts
Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2000 15:42:34 +0000
At 15:03 09/12/00, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>Yes, I've just checked it out again and find it shows up the font (Mounce)
>on my computer at home, where I have Mounce installed in the system--but it
>didn't show up at the office, where I don't have Mounce installed. I also
>found that the font has been removed from Mounce's web-site at teknia.com.
Once more, from the top.
A .PDF file does not need to have installed on the remote computer any of
the fonts used in the document. As I said in my previous posting, a .PDF
file is actually a graphic file in a proprietary format, which can be read,
paged through, zoomed, up or down, and all the other things one can do with
a graphic file. To make a .PDF file, you need an expensive piece of
software, to read it only a free reader is needed.
So, to read a .PDF file without any "foreign" fonts installed on the
computer, download the free reader, and install it, (preferably in the root
directory for a PC). Subsequently, when you encounter a .PDF file in your
web browser, clicking on the file will automatically load your Acrobat
Reader -- or it can be downloaded for later perusal..
There are readers for a wide variety of operating systems:
go to http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readersystemreqs.html to check
on your particular system ( and check also on the the inevitably ballooning
system resources needed for each successive version ). Note too that the
download size will be bigger for a version with search, and that as I
pointed out this is not the conventional "search" facility but dependent on
the maker of the file including an index. So usually the smaller,
non-search, version is quite adequate.
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