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Re: Parted Documentation in PDF

From: michael james obrien
Subject: Re: Parted Documentation in PDF
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 13:32:30 -0600 (MDT)

On Tue, 9 Jul 2002, Andrew Clausen wrote:

> Hi Michael,
> On Sat, Jul 06, 2002 at 08:54:16PM -0600, Michael O'Brien wrote:
> > I noticed you do not have PARTED documentaiton in PDF.
> > I made a parted.pdf file for you, and have attached it.  This file was
> > made from the parted.dvi file on your website.  I made it with
> > ghostscript, and it contains embedded type1 fonts.
> I would rather make my own PDFs, so that when the next version of
> the documentation comes out, I can type one magic command and upload
> the whole lot ;)

That sounds very good.  You have mine if you want it for now.

> So, does ps2pdf sound ok?

Yes, but with a caveat.  The current ps doc files are made with type 3
font encoding, so ps2pdf will make ugly pdf files from the current ps

If the future ps files are made with
        dvips -Ppdf -o outputfile.ps inputfile.dvi
Then the postscript file will have type 1 font encoding and the resulting
PDF file will have anti-aliased, scalable fonts.

If you intend to make pdf files standard with Parted's future doc
releases, I'd also like to suggest that the docs be made with the pslatex
package, if possible. This makes LaTeX use Times Roman instead of
Computer Modern fonts.

This means one doesn't have to embed type 1 fonts in the PDF file (acrobat
reader has internal font support for times roman).  The PDF file
will then be much smaller.

Thank you again for all of your wonderful work.

Sincerely Yours,


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