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Re: pdf files
Barry Cooper wrote:
<< The thing about PDF documents is that they are not editable, similar to a
locked file. Otherwise you can do most of the things you want to do. It is
even possible, online, to search across PDF documents for key words. That
would mean that you could search all issues for Aphyosemion, for example.
I'll bet you'd get a lot of hits. >>
Actually, in the full version of Acrobat, you CAN edit text, although you can
only edit single lines and there is no word wrap. It's OK for correcting
minor spelling errors. You can also insert "sticky notes" which are text
files that appear on the page as yellow "post-it" icons which can then be
opened by the reader. I used this extensively when preparing PDFs for an
When you scan directly as a pdf you have a number of options. You can
scan/ocr the text or you can simply scan each page as an image. When you
have actual text, you can index, search, etc... When you just scan each page
as an image, you cannot.
Now once scanned, you can also create the thumbnails and a table of contents
from within Acrobat. You can edit the TOC to say whatever you want, so you
can insert the names of articles and allow users to go directly to them
through a hyperlink. All in all, the PDF format is one that should allow AKA
to do what it needs to make this information available on a digital medium.
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