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Re: 8.1 PDF Documentation.

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Kris Jurka <books(at)ejurka(dot)com>, David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 8.1 PDF Documentation.
Date: 2005-11-15 14:43:24
Message-ID: 200511151443.jAFEhOg28582@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 15. November 2005 06:13 schrieb Bruce Momjian:
> > I am still unclear why there is no more reliable SGML toolchain for PDF
> > output after all these years.  Seems things have improved because we now
> > have bookmarks, but still, why is this functionality not more mainstream.
> 
> I don't understand how you get from "ancient Acrobat can't display large PDF 
> file" to "SGML toolchain is unreliable".

Well, historically we have had trouble generating PDF (particuarly
bookmarks), and it took _days_ to generate the output, which certainly
seems strange.

In fact, this is the first verion that has bookmarks, and that is 1/2
the value of a PDF file for me, so I see this release as a great leap
forward for us.  What I do not understand is why it has taken >5 years
for this to happen.

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