l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2003 Jan 27 11:02

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox] PDFs
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox] PDFs

On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 08:23:39PM +0530, karthikeyan.balasubramanian wrote:
> Are Linux Users comfortable with PDF Format.  I want to place PDF files in
> our site so that they can see it online.  I dont want to restrict myself to
> Windows so want to check up Linux Users tooo.

The only problems I've had with PDFs include:

  * Some PDFs are interactive, with checkboxes.  I printed one once from
    Linux (using a non-Acrobat reader, which didn't support the toggling
    of the boxes), and ALL of the checkboxes came out checked.  I had to
    white-out and then photocopy the document :^P

  * I've had issues (under both gv and xpdf) with landscape PDFs.
    I can't get them oriented so that they print right, sometimes.
    I never looked closely into why, exactly.  I think I usually end up
    twiddling them by converting them to PostScript and then loading in gv
    or The Gimp, then printing

Other than that, even though PDF isn't exactly the most 'Open' format,
I think most Linux users (and Mac and BeOS and...) will appreciate your
use of PDF, compared to, say, MSWord. :^)

Good luck!

vox mailing list

  • References:

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
EDGE Tech Corp.
For donating some give-aways for our meetings.