Why I hate PDFs

People seem to love PDF files.  That’s because it preserves the paper mentality for them.
PDFs are printer friendly but information averse.
I am at this second printing a small book to read in the car.  To save paper I am printing 4 pages per paper page.  Due to the large margins for the original, the print is microscopic.  It need not be but PDFs do not lend themselves to easily re-presenting the information like .doc files do.
It always drives me nuts when I go online to submit an application for a new account of some kind and get pointed to a PDF file to print out, fill in by hand, and then scan in to fax to the firm in question.  A total waste of time and paper to me.  A simple HTTP form will do with a checkbox stating that I am attaching my signature to a contract and agree to uphold it – just like when you install software.
 
And that’s it for today’s LAME REPORT.
 
I’m Sanford Staab signing off for now.
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About sanfords

Ex Microsoft Dev for 20 years. Currently retired at my ranch in Idaho near Kooskia. I like coaching Chess for kids so let me know if you are interested in those services.
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One Response to Why I hate PDFs

  1. Ivan says:

    Mr. Staab, if you can e-mail me at ochoaivan@hotmail.com… I have a question about Monroi.Thank youIvan

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