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IAS Website - Use of .PDF Files
From: Don Burns <burns at mobot.org> on 1998.01.16 at 20:46:08(1839)|
I am considering the use of portable data format (pdf) files on the IAS
website for publishing certain kinds of documents. PDF files, readable
and printable with Adobe Acrobat on Mac, PC (Windows 9~, NT, 3.1), Unix and
even OS2 platforms, can be designed such that they will print in a normal
paper article format with page breaks, page numbers and embedded graphics.
Thus you could, if you so wished, download a file and print it in an article
or book-like format without having to alter the file to get what you wanted.
The use of these files is not yet very common on the web, but will become
so in time. PDF files have become quite common on company intranets already.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is free and is available in your favorite flavor at
For those of you familiar with PDF, I am interested in hearing comments,
pro and con, about its use. It seems to me to be an ideal format for web
publishing of scholarly papers, especially when graphics are involved.
Please send any comments to me at my MoBot address .
Don Burns Plantation, FL USA Zone 10b
From: TM8TERS4U <TM8TERS4U at aol.com> on 1998.01.18 at 05:04:39(1844)|
I find that frequently in aroid-l, various genera are being discussed that I
am totally unfamiliar with. What are the possibilities of being able to have
a seperate page of information to tie in with the plants in question?? This
would be an excellent way to give exposure to unusual or unique plants.
From: Don Burns <burns at mobot.org> on 1998.01.19 at 21:37:16(1856)|
> I find that frequently in aroid-l, various genera are being discussed that I
> am totally unfamiliar with. What are the possibilities of being able to have
> a seperate page of information to tie in with the plants in question?? This
> would be an excellent way to give exposure to unusual or unique plants.
> Rick Cohen
Perhaps you have not yet visited the IAS website. Point your browser at
. When you arrive, click on the "Araceae" button and
follow the next link to the genera listing. There you will find a full
list of the family members, some with links to other pages at MoBot or
other sites with specifics. With time we hope to have some information
available for most of them, along with a photo or two.
The first you will see with a link is that for Amorphophallus. This one
is loaded with written information as well as photos. I am personally
working on the link for Anthurium with lots of assistance from Tom Croat
and Petra Malesevich.
Is this what you are looking for, or do you have something else in mind?
We welcome suggestions.
Don Burns Plantation, FL USA Zone 10b
From: baycity at cyberalink.com.au (Bay City Electronics) on 1998.01.21 at 21:48:45(1858)|
> From: Don Burns
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: IAS Website - Use of .PDF Files|
> Date: Tuesday, 20 January 1998 7:38
> I am personally
> working on the link for Anthurium with lots of assistance from Tom Croat
> and Petra Malesevich.
> Is this what you are looking for, or do you have something else in mind?
> We welcome suggestions.
> Don Burns Plantation, FL USA Zone 10b
Keep on working, that's exactly what I for one am looking for and useable
pix or drawings are always in short supply, I think it said that one
picture is a thousand words.
Bay City Electronics Computer Monitor Sales & Service
PO. Box 373 Phone 015 961 497
Hervey Bay 4655 Fax 07 4128 4960
Australia E-mail email@example.com
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