[pdftex] Re: pdftex Digest, Vol 12, Issue 7
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jan 9 17:24:44 CET 2004
On Fri, 9 Jan 2004, ivo welch wrote:
[Several paragraphs removed silently.]
> > `Fast web view' used to be known as `optimized' or `linearized' PDF.
> > Recent versions of ghostscript (>= 6.20) can linearize PDF, and I am happy
> > for this to be a separate processing step.
> > -- Brian D. Ripley,
> hi brian: just make sure you test your resulting files with a number of
> browsers. I tried the linearizing by gs, and had a lot of users complain that
> they could no longer read some of the files in their browsers. so, as of
> about 3 months ago, I know that even the latest versions of gs had buggy
In the bit you removed (a breach of netiquette) I said *I* used Acrobat.
I know of no browser that can display PDF anyway, so I think you meant
check that it works in various versions of AcroRead.
Some of my colleagues use gs successfully, though.
> I am so spoiled now by pdflatex, where everything seems to work almost
> flawlessly, that I would have loved to see linearizing as an intrinsic
> feature. once gs works solidly, this will be as good, of course.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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