[texhax] Parchment layout

Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Jun 22 14:09:08 CEST 2011

James Quirk wrote:

> The problem, however, is that Adobe have end-of-lined
> /RichMedia annotations for Linux/AR and so the approach is sadly no
> longer portable.

Do you think that tells us something about Adobe's views
on RichMedia, or about their views on Linux, or both ?

> And with the like's of Elsevier pushing rich-featured
> journal articles, see http://www.articleofthefuture.com/, it is
> not clear how much longer PDF will remain the de facto standard
> for archiving science papers.

Yes, someone else drew my attention to "Article of the future"
very recently, but it has major accessibility problems at the
moment which a blind friend is currently drawing to the
attention of Elsevier.

Your latter point is also of interest, because I am about
to have a visitor who is very keen to release individual
chapters of a heavyweight textbook in one or more e-formats,
and he too is unconvinced that PDF will necessarily be one
of those.

** Phil.

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