Microsoft: Boiling Frogs Since 1975
Posted Apr 17, 2012 13:33 UTC (Tue) by khim
In reply to: Microsoft: Boiling Frogs Since 1975
Parent article: Paoli: Microsoft will engage with the open source and standards communities
What if you have more than one printer installed?
Then you can find out that your painstakingly composed document tested on 360dpi dot-matrix printer falls apart when you try to do a final output on 600dpi LaserJet.
The fact that changing your printer driver alters the formatting of a document kind of boggles my mind.
This is quite unfortunate, but you should remember then first versions of MS Word were supposed to create something acceptable for 72dpi printer! It's impossible to create anything good-looking for such a low resolution unless your document is completely built around this final output device.
And then we have this pesky backward-compatibility concerns, of course.
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