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Raw vs. BinHex (2 posts)
- Started 12 years ago by krumbiker
- Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
What is the difference between Raw and BinHex formats besides size? Will this effect the usability of a PDF file on the receiving end?
Jim Matthews Administrator
Raw Data sends the file in its raw form, with no extra information. A PDF file uploaded that way is easily accessible from Mac, Windows, or other clients.
BinHex is a Mac-specific format that preserves special Mac-only information about a file. PDF files do not typically have Mac-only information, so there's little advantage to using BinHex. The drawbacks of BinHex are that the encoding increases the size of the file by 33%, and the file is not easily accessed from a non-Mac computer.
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