Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 794. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2020-04-22 12:44:11+00:00 From: Robert Delius Royar
Subject: on academia.edu, proprietary & open Before the adoption of export to PDF by MS-Word OS X 10.3 provided internal PDF read/write support (released October 2003). If I recall correctly, the PDF format was integrated into the way that the OS handled display and printer rendering. On Wed, Apr 21, 2020 at 12:58:38+00:00 Gabriel Egan wrote > > The greatest service done to the usefulness of PDF > occurred before its transition in 2008 to an Open > Standard, when in 2006 Microsoft's 'Word 2007' > software offered an optional 'Save as PDF' add-on, > which became a standard feature with 'Word 2010'. > This broke the illusion that only institutions and > corporations could create PDFs and, I suspect, it > hastened the format's transition to an Open Standard. > -- Robert Delius Royar Caught in the net since 1985 _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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