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Raw vs. BinHex (2 posts)

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  • Started 20 years ago by krumbiker
  • Latest reply 20 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • krumbiker Member

    What is the difference between Raw and BinHex formats besides size? Will this effect the usability of a PDF file on the receiving end?

    Posted 20 years ago #

  • 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.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 20 years ago #

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