Re: Shamos Rebuttal, Draft 1 PDF problems

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Sun May 01 2005 - 22:09:01 CDT


Kathy, et al, you were probably using the 'hand' tool in the Adobe PDF
viewer. Try using the 'Select Text' tool which looks like a capitol I.
Also, I think the File>Extract tool in GhostGum would allow you to create an
editable file. HTH

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Mertz" <>
To: "Open Voting Consortium discussion list" <>
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Shamos Rebuttal, Draft 1
>>> 2.  scratch "entertaining" and "(sometimes rather amusing)" from the 
>>> Abstract. It makes you sound unprofessional IMO.
>> I wrote "entertaining..." as a subtle jibe at Shamos's clear 
>> unprofessionalism. If his paper had been passable, I might have written 
>> "informative" instead. I'm open to changing it, but let's see what others 
>> think.
> The word that came to my mind is "sophistical"--I was far from entertained 
> by it.  Maybe "crudely duplicitous" would fit as well.
>> I'll post a DOC for the next version. I generated the PDF by "save as 
>> PDF" in Mac Word. Odd that it doesn't allow editing.
> PDF is not an editable format, after all (well... it *is*, but not 
> easily).  But it should allow cut-and-paste.  Maybe Word adds the nasty 
> permission restrictions that PDF enables.  FWIW, some readers other than 
> Adobe Acrobat are sensible enough to ignore those permissions--e.g. 
> GhostView (not sure about OSX's Preview in this regard).
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