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Lordy, lordy--

Our company website admin just asked me why she couldn't edit a PDF file. Sigh...

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stripey_d
Oct. 5th, 2004 09:41 pm (UTC)
Wah wah waaaa-a-a-a-aaah... o/`
tenar10r
Oct. 5th, 2004 10:42 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHA!
apryl_knight
Oct. 5th, 2004 10:43 pm (UTC)
Because she's not one of the lucky few blessed with the full version of Acrobat.

*small voice*

I miss my Acrobat....
vioxel
Oct. 5th, 2004 10:59 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'll bite. Why couldn't she edit a PDF?
stripey_d
Oct. 5th, 2004 11:26 pm (UTC)
I think that PDFs use actual images instead of ASCII-ish text, so you couldn't really edit the text of a PDF page/image like it was a text document. :] (I could be compleeeetely wrong though.)
strigine
Oct. 6th, 2004 12:19 am (UTC)
But you can select text in a PDF the way you can in a normal text document, and even copy/paste it. So I think it's still text in some way. It's just that PDF is a "locked" format. If you only have Acrobat Reader, which is the free download that most people have, you can't modify them.
jerseytude
Oct. 6th, 2004 07:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah. That's dumb, but, as a website admin, I hate it that people think that just because you maintain HTML code, you know everything. PDF files are a valid part of the job description, but I'm getting snickeringly snided (snidely snickered?) by my professor because I don't know how to use this crazy assed "blackboard" proprietary web-based academic program.

By the same logic, I can laugh at my professor, who has been published in more magazines than I can count, because he can't write a simple sentence in Esperanto.
mrkamikaze
Oct. 7th, 2004 01:21 am (UTC)
I hear ya...I have engineers working at the software company I IT for that show an amazing lack of knowledge. Makes me wonder how they got their jobs sometimes.

I added you, BTW...

Jay Lee here
Flying Fish Sailors
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