[Taxacom] Proposed ICZN amendments on electronic publishing

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Thu Dec 4 22:20:10 CST 2008

Funny you should mention that. I've just had hassles because an editor
sent a reprint PDF for me to distribute, and one recipient couldn't open
it in Acrobat 5. The editor apologised and was going to look into the
matter, but he said everyone with Acrobat Reader 9 could open it. I've
got several open-source PDF programs (default is Evince in Gnome under
Linux), and all of them open all the PDFs I've looked at, old and new.
Maybe the problem isn't the proprietary default format, but the
proprietary default Reader that so many people use?
Dr Robert Mesibov
Honorary Research Associate
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
and School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
Home contact: PO Box 101, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia 7316
Ph (03) 64371195; 61 3 64371195
Webpage: http://www.qvmag.tas.gov.au/mesibov.html

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