[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 
> linearizers.

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
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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