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Regaining A Few Geek Points

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Because SOME PEOPLE have decided to deduct my Geek Points on me just because they've seen me in a dress. =)

Anyway. I'm sure this is documented somewhere, but Adobe Acrobat has a fairly sophistocated "Self-Healing" mechanism to fix certain kinds of corruption in PDF files. I thought that was kinda uber when I haphazardly started messing around with the innards of a PDF file to see what it would do and Acrobat actually approximated the original very closely. =)

And you can tell that it's fixed your file if you open the PDF in Acrobat (not the Reader, but the Acrobat suite), do nothing and close the file right away. If it prompts you to "Save Changes" and you know you didn't make changes, that means it made changes and is now asking you to save.

*thumbs up* =D


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mayna
Nov. 16th, 2001 11:10 am (UTC)
Hmmm maybe you get ONE geek point back. YOu still have 249 to go.
:-)
bride
Nov. 16th, 2001 11:21 am (UTC)
Gaaah... Okay, well, I'm writing PDFs manually in a text editor... how many points is that worth?
badkarma_05
Nov. 16th, 2001 11:24 am (UTC)
Geek points for tapping out text manually? Maybe if you were coding some kind of plug in that would export text from another application... or converted speech to text and THEN imported it into Adobe... that would be something. Geek points for manually writing text, ha! I say you just got demoted to Prom Queen.
bride
Nov. 16th, 2001 11:46 am (UTC)
Tapping out PDF format in text. That's like writing HTML in Hex.
badkarma_05
Nov. 16th, 2001 11:51 am (UTC)
Re:
Says the Prom Queen.

:)
mayna
Nov. 16th, 2001 12:46 pm (UTC)
I dunno, typing out HTML in hex is ungodly easy for true geeks. Maybe she's just a geek wannabe... Maybe she gets another geek point back
badkarma_05
Nov. 16th, 2001 01:40 pm (UTC)
I leave that up to your discretion. But you're MUCH kinder than I would be. Hurumph!
bride
Nov. 16th, 2001 04:40 pm (UTC)
Okay, You Two...
Go gang up on someone else's journal already! =D =) =)
badkarma_05
Nov. 16th, 2001 04:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Okay, You Two...
Oh Bride... I know you're a smart lady. I was just giving you a little ribbing. :)
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