> -----Original Message----- > From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist- > bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of ANDREA STREIGHT > Sent: Wednesday, 17 November 2004 7:00 PM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: [thelist] RE: Adobe bashing > > Honestly, I don't exactly know why when that little monster Adobe Acrobat > starts running, and I click on "Decline", but it won't respond to > "Decline", > and keeps trying to run on my system, I don't know why that happens. > > Is it the fault of my IE browser? Maybe. I don't know. Yes, it is. When you don't have the plugin installed, ActiveX calls the installer. You hit cancel, the browser re-renders the page, realises the plugin isn't installed, rinse and repeat. Anything which relies on this install method is liable to act the same. > Adobe Acrobat "useless"? To me it is. Many files that don't seem to be all > that big are formated as PDF. I don't know why. It reminds me of the > insistence on HTML email newsletters. What has size got to do with it? You seem to be ignoring the purpose of Acrobat. It's a format for ensuring that the printed output matches the on-screen output. Because HTML certainly can't do that. > Like I said, there may be good purposes for PDF, and it may have some good > qualities for printing massive text files. I don't deal with massive text > files, so I have no experience with this issue, or what a good > alternatives > to PDF. See above. Why is there a belief that it's suitable only for 'massive text files'? > Unwanted, persistent PDF files act almost like a virus. Except for the replication and except for the damage, you mean?