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Old 01-08-2008, 01:05 PM   #10
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Of course, to some readers this doesn't make sense: they do not perceive any quality improvement.
Heh, the concern is more that with some reading devices it doesn't make sense: an A4 page (~12" diagonal) isn't terribly legible when shrunk down to a 6" display. Sure, the layout is still pretty that way, but with a reading device most folks kinda want to be able to read the words.

If the PDF is sized, layed out for, and viewed on a 6" screen, then what you're saying makes perfect sense, but taking that approach requires doing that careful laying out you mention for each possible display size. Presently we only really have two sizes (6" & 8") so it's only twice the work to accommodate them all, but what happens when more sizes roll out?

So that's why we're pretty interested in being able to re-flow the text of a PDF file. Well that, and the fact that a lot of folks seem to think that PDF is a good format for e-books, in spite of the drawbacks of its layout-rigid constraints.
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