CD-ROM Acrobat Journals Using Networks

Brailsford, David F. and Harrison, Leon (1994) CD-ROM Acrobat Journals Using Networks. In: Digital Media and Electronic Publishing, 6-8 December 1994, Leeds UK..

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The available technologies for publishing journals electronically are surveyed. They range from abstract representations, such as SGML, concerned largely with the structure of the document, to formats such as PostScript which faithfully model the layout and the appearance. The issues are discussed in the context of choosing a format for electronically publishing the journal: Electronic Publishing -- Origination, Dissemination and Design. PostScript is neither widely enough available nor standardised enough to be suitable; a bitmapped pages approach suffers from being resolution-dependent in terms of the visual quality achievable. Reasons are put forward for the final choice of Adobe s new PDF document standard for creating electronic versions of the journal.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: PDF, PostScript, Acrobat, electronic journals, multimedia documents
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Brailsford, Prof David
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 20:33

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