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Narain is the founder & CEO for 360 Degree Interactive, a web services firm based in Chennai, India. This blog is about his personal views on Web 2.0, RoR, Social networking,Digital media, interactive advertising, SaaS, Service Oriented Architecture, India Inc, rural education, Web standards, mobile 2.0 and more.

Thursday, February 12

Will macromedia take over the PDF Dome?

I know it is ubiquitious as a file format worldwide for digital content distribution. I am talking about .pdf and acrobat reader from Adobe. Sometime back MM bundled a small program with their Contribute 2 Edtion called flash paper. Although, the popularity & usage of this program is handful, [tht' wht i thought initially], some of the fellows are serious in using this stuff.

Going thru the flex's blog I read a post on how people are slowly can adopt to this. Read this testing report...

Excerpts from the report:

Our first impression is that this is an interesting program, adding document support to the popular Flash program, and well worth watching.

Benefits

* FlashPaper works with any printable document so Web site visitors can display them using the Flash viewer without having to own the original program.,
* FlashPaper documents open instantly within Web pages, providing a seamless way to display documents as an intrinsic part of a Web page.
* The initial display is very fast, with little program or document load time.
* A minimal user interface avoids screen clutter, while putting zoom, page and print controls in easy reach

and well he lists drawbacks also. have a look at his page.

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