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


Manfred wrote:

"I still believe that PDF is the best solution to distribute final versions
of text (and maybe other office) documents."

I'd say yes if they are likely to be printed on paper, no if it is only
likely to be read from a screen. Snag is desktop office software originates
from a time when all documents were printed to paper, this is no longer the
case. Why waste time replicating stuff that is already well-supported and
not going anywhere? Better to at least make some steps towards the future
which is HTML 5 and browsers rather than systems driven operating systems.
Short term popularity raising is not going to protect against longer term
obsolescence.

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