The source file format for images that are destined for PDF DOES NOT MATTER!
When a source document is converted into PDF, the image data is "transcoded"
from whatever source format it may be in (GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP, etc.) into
native "PDF Image Format". It no longer bears resemblance (in file format)
to the originals - except where the pixel data is concerned which is (in
most cases) left untouched.
So you can tell your students to use whatever formats they want that work
with the authoring environments (Word, TeX, Ooo, etc.) that they prefer.
On 9/10/09 4:10 PM, "Martin Courtois" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Is there any reason students should not insert JPG, GIF, or PNG files in their
> ETDs? I'm thinking in terms of ETDs that will be archived in PDF/A. Is there
> any reason one or more of these formats should not be used in a PDF/A
> We've encouraged students not to insert TIFF files in their ETDs, mainly
> because of file size issues. If there's a strong need to provide TIFF images,
> we suggest the student submit these as separate files. We haven't set any
> restrictions on the use of JPG, GIF, or PNG formats, and I just want to make
> sure we're not missing something.
> Thanks for your help,
> Martin Courtois
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