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Topic: Re: From Quark to PDF and back again
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57155
From: Tom Beckenham
Date: 5/29/2002 05:24 PM

on 26/7/01 2:40, p-pdf-developer Listmanager at
listmanager@forum.planetpdf.com wrote:

> From: "Aandi"
>
> --- Planet PDF Forum | http://forum.planetpdf.com ----
>
> No! No! No!
>
> Forget any idea of using PDF as a two-way street. People have tried, and
> people have failed.
>
> Keep your originals, and the original graphics; archive your originals. Keep
> PDF files too, but never delete those originals.
>
> Sorry to be so emphatic, but this is a really, really bad idea.
>
>

I completely disagree. This is a bloody good idea!

The entire quark document, it's links and fonts could be stored in the info
dictionary as a compressed stream. Of course this would make the document
enormous, but would make a really nice and simple way for people without
Quark to view your docs.

You would need a custom built Acrobat plug-in (or other PDF tool) and Quark
plug-in to get the info in and out of the PDF.



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