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

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Mon May 02 2005 - 18:00:53 CDT

Hello All:

How about we go with if you want to distribute something to the list in pdf
also attach a copy in some common editable form. A little side note to
Cameron, Open Office is able to read and write doc and rtf formats.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Arthur Keller" <voting@kellers.org>
To: "Open Voting Consortium discussion list" <ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: extract text from PDF, was Re: [OVC-discuss] Shamos 
Rebuttal,Draft 1
> 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,
> Arthur
>
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