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Re: [tdf-discuss] New "LibreOffice Reader" Eliminates Need for "PDF Reader"


On Thu, 2011-06-23 at 17:40 -0400, Marc Paré wrote:
OK, this is just a teaser to entice people into a discussion of the 
following proposal.

There is talk on the documentation list of the formats made available to 
users of our documents (manuals, reference books, etc). These for now 
are in .odt (ODF) and .pdf (Adobe) and possibly .html (being discussed 
on the documentation list).

Hi Marc,

Well when you say .pdf you mean a file descriptor.

How about we rather talk about ISO 3200-1, a standard often called PDF
1.7.

Perhaps we could talk about PDF/A as a standard. (Laughing, that is sure
to get a response...)

OK - so a LibreOffice reader? I would say what about an ODF reader and
there are already a few:
http://odf-viewer.findmysoft.com/
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/odfreader/

Then there are a few for mobile platforms: Android, iOS and Palm

The root problem IMO is that ODF isn't designed to do what PDF is
designed to do, meaning simply that each has a place and a purpose.

But that doesn't there isn't some room for an ODF reader with some tie
in with LibreOffice branding, per se.

Just my thought on this anyway.

<big snip>

Thanks,

Drew


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