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Experience with the use of Acrobat in the CAJUN publishing project

Brailsford, David F.


David F. Brailsford


Adobe's Acrobat software, released in June 1993, is based around a new Portable Document Format (PDF) which offers the possibility of being able to view and exchange electronic documents, independent of the originating software, across a wide variety of supported hardware platforms (PC, Macintosh, Sun UNIX etc.). The fact that Acrobat's imageable objects are rendered with full use of Level 2 PostScript means that the most demanding requirements can be met in terms of high-quality typography and device-independent colour. These qualities will be very desirable components in future multimedia and hypermedia systems. The current capabilities of Acrobat and PDF are described; in particular the presence of hypertext links, bookmarks, and yellow sticker annotations (in release 1.0) together with article threads and multi-media plugins in version 2.0, This article also describes the CAJUN project (CD-ROM Acrobat Journals Using Networks) which has been investigating the automated placement of PDF hypertextual features from various front-end text processing systems. CAJUN has also been experimenting with the dissemination of PDF over e-mail, via World Wide Web and on CDROM.


Brailsford, D. F. (1994). Experience with the use of Acrobat in the CAJUN publishing project

Conference Name ACM European Conference on Hypermedia Technology
End Date Sep 2, 1994
Publication Date Jan 1, 1994
Deposit Date Oct 25, 2005
Publicly Available Date Oct 9, 2007
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords PDF, journal publishing, electronic journals, CAJUN project, multimedia documents
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