Re: extract text from PDF, was Re: Shamos Rebuttal, Draft 1

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon May 02 2005 - 15:39:56 CDT

At 12:09 PM -0700 5/2/05, Cameron L. Spitzer wrote:
>Please consider sharing documents in .sxw (Openoffice Writer) rather
>than .DOC (Microsoft Word). Similar functionality but the tools are
>free (as in speech) and the format is open, and comparable document
>files are usually much smaller. (A .sxw is actually
>a collection of XML and image files in .ZIP archive format.)

I think RTF is best. It works with both open source systems and with
proprietary Microsoft Word. Some of us do use Word, and we can't
read .sxw, so that's not a better choice. Nonetheless, distributing
in an editable format is in general a good thing.

Best regards,

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