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View Poll Results: Pdf files love them or hate them
Love em 9 47.37%
Hate em 7 36.84%
Dont Care 3 15.79%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-06-2007, 04:33 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I do not mind the technology of pdf files and understand it a great way to upload a book or brochure but I have problems with this technology.

I wish they had a way so that the pdf pages match the table of content pages of the manual or book.

Nothing drives me more crazy the information I am looking for says page 20 but I have no clue what page it will be in the pdf file and often it like 30 pages past that page.

What is your feeling about pdf files?
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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I hate them cause they always end up locking up my computer. Liz
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:28 PM
 
Location: New Zealand
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I like PDFs.

I do not print anything on paper for my records anymore -- I print to a PDF file -- easy, less paper junk, and I always know where to find it.

Also, when sending a document or information to others, with a PDF, I know exactly what it's going to look like.

When we bought our house, we did everything electronically in PDF format (except for the final signing of course).
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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Also, when sending a document or information to others, with a PDF, I know exactly what it's going to look like.

When we bought our house, we did everything electronically in PDF format (except for the final signing of course).
Yeah, there is that.

We got a copy of all our documents on a cd in pdf format...now to find the blasted cd...it's HERE in the house but can't lay my hands on it. If they had just EMAILED it to me, I would HAVE it. Liz
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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I'm not too thrilled about Acrobat PDF files mainly because they're slower to scan through them than a Word or Wordpad document.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I prefer flashpaper, but unfortunately it hasn't caught on...not sure that it ever will, since Adobe now owns Macromedia.
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:26 PM
 
Location: The Hive
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Thumbs up I like PDFs

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I like PDFs.

Also, when sending a document or information to others, with a PDF, I know exactly what it's going to look like.

When we bought our house, we did everything electronically in PDF format (except for the final signing of course).
I agree. I like that I can send a document to someone and know that it will look exactly like I intend it too when they open it. I also like that you can protect them so that you can control what can be copied, if the document can be printed, etc. (If you have Adobe Acrobat that is)

My wife and I also did a substantial amount of our communications via PDF when we recently sold our home. It made the process much easier and far more convenient than having to set times to meet our agent for every piece of paper that needed to be reviewed.
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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I looooove them! They are so convenient for libraries. Just open 'em and send them off to the patrons. The copies are usually more clear and people have the information they need sooner.
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:37 AM
 
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I like PDF files but I know what you mean about scanning them and then they don't match with the page numbers. I thought there was a way around that, like you can select the text you want to be on a page or something. Anyway, another way to find what you're looking for is do a search for the chapter or title of topic and it'll take you to where you need hopefully. I don't think I've ever had a document to large that it slowed down the computer but I can see how that can be annoying!
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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It's all in the setup and format of the original file - I know what you are referring to as this has happened to us in the past.

Everything we output anymore is in pdf. We write a lot of courseware and other manuals and often need to email the documents - pdf is the way to go. Also holds to printing, sending art work to printers, etc. the list just grows from there.
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