Problem titles

Mark D. Roberts mroberts37
Sat Aug 11 19:04:58 EDT 2007

> One other way might be to convert the material into a PDF file--a  
> scientist parent of one of my students once did that, so I could  
> see the student's Japanese script assignment on my PC--but that may  
> not be as easy to do, and PDF files are read a different way via  
> Macintosh, I think.

PDF files are read the same way on all operating systems. That's the  
whole raison d'?tre for PDF. They are meant to be an interchange  
format, like RTF, except in some ways better. The "better" part is  
that PDF provides a way to encapsulate the fonts used in the  
document, thereby eliminating the whole messy issue of having the  
"right" fonts, dealing with font substitution, etc. just to look at  
somebody else's document. This is an optional feature, but generally  
it should happen when you create a PDF file. (This is why they are  

Mac OS X also has built-in support for PDF. You can create a PDF from  
any Print dialog, and you can view PDFs with "Preview" which is  
included with every Mac. On Windows, I think you can get something  
similar by installing Adobe Acrobat, which is free. Most web browsers  
now also have built-in support for PDF, so if you click on a link to  
a ".pdf" you'll automatically get a PDF viewer to look at the file.

To respect the no-attachments protocol of this list group and share  
the document, you could create a PDF, put it on a web site, and then  
send a URL to this group. If you have a blog, you could blog the PDF  
as an attachment. Then, anybody that wants to take a crack at it  
could look at the text using a browser.



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