Does everyone hate PDF files, or is it just me?
In this regard, I really doubt it is just me. Listen, I have a fairly fast PC with plently of memory and I use a cable modem. Nonetheless, everytime I click on a search engine link without realizing that the link is to a PDF (I believe the acronym stands for portable document file), I feel sick as soon as I realize what I've done. Why, you ask? Well, if you've ever clicked on a PDF, I shouldn't have to explain, because you are acquainted with the experience of having your computer freeze up while the acrobat reader program loads. While this is happening, of course, you can't tab over to something else to "ride out" out the wait and you might as well forget about using the back button on your browser which will be rendered temporarily useless.
I hate PDF files with a passion. Not just because of what I've just said, but also due to the fact that these stupid things are HARD TO READ. And scrolling through multi-page PDF stuff is no picnic.
Guess what? I'll bet you the price of a hamburger that when claimants or disability reps want a copy of the file to view...it will probably be on PDF. Can you imagine having to try to view a quarter inch to one inch thick file this way. I guess paper, which allowed you to easily take notes and flip forward and back...was just too old fashioned.
Maybe files won't be on PDF, but I bet they will be. Because that's the smartest thing that the federal government can think of. And, of course, they're not that smart. And if that's the case, how many judges and reps will just start printing paper copies anyway.
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