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kiss those massive PDF files goodbye!

I'm demoing Adobe Acrobat 6.0 to test out the much talked about (in PDF circles) adaptive compression. It's the real deal! With very little image loss PDF files can be compressed over 50%!

There is one small catch, adaptive compression required Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 and above.

I'm currently reprocessing ALL Textkit files starting with the largest and working my way down.

Smyth - Was 41 MB - now only 16 MB. All the other ...
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A strange SP Ionic character

Can anyone tell me this character's purpose or function, please:

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VOBIS GRATIAS AGO
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Pretzel Alert: GWB falls off bike.

George W. Bush falls off bike Saturday afternoon...suffers abrasions to his face, right hand and both knees. :(

Told about Bush's mishap, John Kerry replied, "Did the training wheels fall off?"

Peter

P.S. Ride safely. Don't drink and ride (especially while eating pretzels)!
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Does Size Matter, Or Is Bigger Better?

Hi,

Everyone, especially the moderators, can breathe a sigh of relief -- it's not what you think. :)

This past week, my girlfriend sent me to the market to buy some capers so she can use as a garnish for one of her yummy vegetable dishes. At the market, I was befuddled by the wide assortment of caper sizes: small, medium, big and very big -- vow! ...
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Introduction

Hello all. My name is Randal and I've wanted to learn Latin since high school, which was so long ago it was probably required, but that's another topic. I do speak a little Spanish and just a smattering of German (Like that'll help!) so I'm not a complete novice to learning languages, but this will be the first time I've learned one on my own.

So.

How do I start?

Randal
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New Member

:lol: Hello everyone! I am a new member and I look forward to getting to know you guys. I found this message board by chance. I am Learning French. I saw this old French movie from like 1980 the other day called " The Aviators Wife" and a character in the movie said that knowing some Latin helps when you are trying to learn a new language. ...
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Jeff's summer wishlist

Hi everyone, some have asked for what I'm looking for. Generally, I take what I can find and we don't really have too much direction with exactly what we post.

But here's an idea that would make a great August promotion - "The Complete Works of Arthur Sidgwick" We all have our favorites and Sidgwick is one of mine along with Hadley, D'Ooge, Goodwin and White.

Anyone who has thumbed through Greek Prose Composition can ...
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Gentium – a free typeface

Hi folks,

I've got some information that might be of use to some of you who might need some specialized Latin characters or especially a Greek typeface to use on your computer. I do book design and typesetting so I keep my eyes out for this kind of thing. I haven't been part of Textkit very long so I don't know if this free font is widely known, but here is some information on it. ...
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Getting back up to speed

Hi everyone - some of you might have notice my lack of participation and activity on Textkit these past few weeks. I moved homes this month and with the move was a real backlog of work that I'm slowly getting on top of.

But I'm happy to say the scanner is buzzing away right now. Currently being scanned is the long overdue Ovid Reader, Sidgwick's Greek Prose Composition and also Sidgwick's Greek Verse Composition Key ...
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Hello

Hello Everyone!

Well, I'm a total beginner at Latin. I've now got my textbooks (which I ordered through the Textkit site from Amazon), but I haven't started in on them yet. I am planning to begin this evening. I am going to try to learn it by myself, without taking an actual course, though hopefully with some of your help when I need it! I'm sure glad this website is here. Anyway, I just thought ...
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