California Educational Data Processing Association
The DataBus - Vol. 36, No. 5
August-September, 1996

The DataBus Is Now Available In Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Format

Addison Ching

Beginning with the August-September issue, complete editions of CEDPA's The DataBus will be available from CEDPA's website in Adobe Acrobat distilled (PDF) format. Acrobat is a technology developed by Adobe that allows documents to be stored in a platform-independent format and subsequently downloaded and viewed an/or printed out on client computers using Adobe's Acrobat reader software. The documents retain their original formatting and content when they are "distilled" into Acrobat format, regardless of what software was used to create the original document.

At present, Acrobat reader software is available for Windows and Macintosh platforms and can be obtained at no cost from Adobe's website at http://www.adobe.com. CEDPA's website will feature a direct link to Adobe's website to obtain the reader software, which is needed to process the distilled PDF files.

Previous electronic editions of The DataBus that are currently available on CEDPA's website will be adapted to Acrobat PDF format in the future. In addition, past issues of the newsletter that are not currently available in electronic form will be posted in both electronic (HTML) and PDF formats when they are converted.

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