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[Sigia-l] Macromedia Flashpaper [was: Acrobat reader ?]

From: David Mendels (dmendels)
Date: Thu Jan 13 2005 - 23:46:04 EST


Hello Dave,

Are you using the Flash Paper 2?

You general characterization is correct: We are optimized for web display
for documents, Acrobat is a much more general purpose platform for
everything from pre-press to forms to portable documents to web display. I
think if you are using one of these technologies to display a formatted,
printable, zoomable page(s) through a browser, FlashPaper is so much lighter
weight and faster it is a good choice to consider. But FlashPaper is not a
replacement by any means for the other 80% of things that Acrobat does :)
That said, Flash Paper 2 is much more functional than the first version
(text seach, bookmarks, etc) so if you are not using that I suggest you take
a look.

Regards,
David
(Macromedia)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Harland [mailto:dharland_at_lockerngeist.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 6:34 AM
> To: dmendels_at_macromedia.com; austin.govella_at_gmail.com;
> LGray_at_knowledgestorm.com
> Cc: sigia-l_at_asis.org
> Subject: RE: [Sigia-l] Macromedia Flashpaper [was: Acrobat reader ?]
>
> I use Acrobat and Flashpaper heavily. I do so because
> Flashpaper is typically a smaller file size. But, it lacks
> much of the funtionality of Acrobat. A simple image is
> produced in Flashpaper vs. a workable document in Acrobat.
> Right now, there's not much the user can do with the finished
> product in Flashpaper.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dave Harland
> Principal
> Lockern Geist
> dharland_at_lockerngeist.com
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> > From: "Dave Harland" <dharland_at_lockerngeist.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 7:06 AM
> > To:
> >
> dmendels_at_macromedia.com>,<austin.govella_at_gmail.com>,<LGray_at_knowledgest
> > orm.com
> > Subject: RE: [Sigia-l] Macromedia Flashpaper [was: Acrobat reader ?]
> >
> > I use Acrobat and Flashpaper heavily. I do so because
> Flashpaper is typically a smaller file size. But, it lacks
> much of the funtionality of Acrobat. A simple image is
> produced in Flashpaper vs. a workable document in Acrobat.
> Right now, there's not much the user can do with the finished
> product in Flashpaper.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Dave Harland
> > Principal
> > Lockern Geist
> > dharland_at_lockerngeist.com
> >
> > ----------------------------------------
> > From: David Mendels <dmendels_at_macromedia.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 12:08 AM
> > To: Austin Govella <austin.govella_at_gmail.com>, "Gray, Laurie"
> > <LGray_at_knowledgestorm.com>
> > Subject: RE: [Sigia-l] Macromedia Flashpaper [was: Acrobat reader ?]
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > If you are interested in reletive saturation of Flash player, by
> > version, vs Acrobat, visit here for a study by NPD:
> > http://www.macromedia.com/software/player_census/flashplayer/
> >
> > HTH,
> > David
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: sigia-l-bounces_at_asis.org
> > > [mailto:sigia-l-bounces_at_asis.org] On Behalf Of Austin Govella
> > > Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 9:18 AM
> > > To: Gray, Laurie
> > > Cc: sigia-l_at_asis.org
> > > Subject: [Sigia-l] Macromedia Flahpaper [was: Acrobat reader ?]
> > >
> > > On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 Gray, Laurie wrote:
> > > > Does anyone know/have a resource that can tell us what the most
> > > > commonly-used Acrobat Reader version is? We have a
> > > developer who wants
> > > > to scope a project with 6.0 - we want to make sure we
> play to the
> > > > largest crowd.
> > >
> > > Laurie:
> > >
> > > You might consider using Macromedia Flashpaper in place
> of Acrobat:
> > > * http://www.macromedia.com/software/flashpaper/
> > >
> > > Flaspaper works just like Acrobat, except it uses the
> Flash plug-in
> > > to display the document.
> > >
> > > I'm testing it now at the University of Houston (where
> faculty love
> > > huge PDF files). It opens faster in the browser, doesn't have the
> > > hang time Acrobat does, and hasn't crashed my browser once (as
> > > Acrobat is wont to do).
> > >
> > > And theoretically, Flash has better market saturation
> than Acrobar
> > > (in the high 90s?).
> > >
> > > Just a thought,
> > > --
> > ------------
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