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Re: print pdf files

On Wed, 2003-03-05 at 23:34, Margaret_Doll wrote:
> I have discovered pdf files that are created by Alden Multimedia using 
> Acrobat distiller 4.05 for Windows are unprintable from unix, including 
> Redhat and Mac OS X systems.  There are printable from Windows.
> If I look at the files in vi, I notice that the carriage, line feeds 
> show up as "^M".  Various other features are similarly coded.  pdf 
> files created on MacOS X do not contain the controls as "^M" and are 
> printable on all unix platforms.
> I thought there was a standard for pdf.

Its a proprietary format AFAIK make by Adobe, and I don't know if
they've given out the specs, or people have just reverse engineered it. 
(someone else could probably provide more info here).  They are binary
though, so I expect you would get a lot of unprintable characters.  You
didn't transfer it from an ftp server in ASCII mode by any chance did

Iain Buchanan <iain nospam pcorp com au>
I'm frequently appalled by the low regard you Earthmen have for life.
		-- Spock, "The Galileo Seven", stardate 2822.3

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