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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

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:

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, this in itself does support my point. Plus there is nothing to stop LibreOffice from being innovative and eventually serve up a piece of software that does exactly serve up the same quality of document as .pdf and at the same time allow for the editing of this standard through the regular use of ODF. We do have the user support and I am not sure, but our dev numbers are up and I think that this would make quite an interesting and exciting project to add to the TDF line of products.

Plus, the LibreOffice Reader would be available from the makers of the LibreOffice Suite group. There is nothing better than to offer up a family of software products that play well together and opensource as well.



Marc Paré

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