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Electronic Publishing formats may soon replace PDF -- get ahead of the curve

By Andrew Pollack on 09/27/2011 at 02:44 PM EDT

Ben has article up right now ( link ) that explains the term "reflowable". In it, Ben explains why the de facto standard for distributing documents has been PDF for a while, but may soon be switching to ePub for good reasons. If you've ever tried to view a complex PDF file on your Kindle, you'll understand.

I fully agree with Ben on the value of ePub, and I think that the seemingly unassailable PDF is going to fall more quickly than anyone could have predicted. My advice: Get to know epub.


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re: Electronic Publishing formats may soon replace PDF -- get ahead of the curveBy mdmadph on 09/27/2011 at 04:37 PM EDT
EPUB's the way to go, IMO. I do a little bit of book conversion on the side
for people here and there, and it's what I've been recommending and pushing.
re: Electronic Publishing formats may soon replace PDF -- get ahead of the curveBy Denys on 01/14/2012 at 10:24 PM EST
I'm still waiting for a "reflowable" mobile device format allowing for complex
math formulas and vector graphics. No alternative to PDF for me as of yet.


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