Linearizing PDF scans

Liam Proven lproven at
Tue Aug 17 06:32:57 CDT 2021

On Mon, 16 Aug 2021 at 23:21, Wayne Sudol via cctech
<cctech at> wrote:
> Out of curiosity, is there a reason you do not use Acrobat for creating
> pdfs?

I have been making PDFs for at least 20 years now, probably more.
AFAIK I have _never_ used Acrobat to create them. I print from
LibreOffice to its PDF generator, or I use any random Mac OS X app as
under that OS all apps can output PDF -- PDF is the native rendering
format of Mac OS X.

I do not normally use Windows but I believe that most modern Win10
apps can save as PDF.

I mostly use Linux and there is no Acrobat for Linux. The reader app
was discontinued years ago and no longer works on most modern distros.
With considerable effort I have managed to start it inside a Docker
container but it's complex and difficult; normally I just use Xviewer
or Okular.

You ask as if Acrobat were the normal or default way to make PDF
files. I don't think that's been true for decades now.

P.S. Please bottom-post on mailing lists. Thunderbird, for instance,
runs on all major OSes and talks to Hotmail/ just fine.

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