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The most useless file format ever invented

by Volker Weber

The WWF format is a PDF that cannot be printed out. It’s a simple way to avoid unnecessary printing.

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ah... i guess that's the same reason why i *always* struggle to configure printers - no matter if i'm on windows, macosx or linux - so printers aren't just the most annoying gadget, the OS vendors are simply so green that they make it as complicated as possible to get them to work :)

Herbert Poul, 2011-03-17

"Decide for yourself which documents don't need printing out – then simply save them as WWF. " => I can not decide that when I -save- a document. I still can (and will) take a screenshot, OCR that and still save in a printable format. I agree, wasted time to develop this and further useless.

Boudewijn Kiljan, 2011-03-17

now they've lost their mind. I always try not to say this, but treehuggers are getting on my nerves more anf more.

Who am I to decide what somebody else wants to print..or not.

Johannes Matzke, 2011-03-17

Haha, although I know a few people I'd love to send one of those...isn't it just the feature that is built into PDF anyway set to a const?

Frank Quednau, 2011-03-18

.uff - useless file format

Juergen Heinrich, 2011-03-18

Mein Reden.

Thomas Cloer, 2011-03-18

Frank, der Kandidat hat hundert Punkte.

Volker Weber, 2011-03-19

Folks, this is more marketing than serious file format. I like that idea. Of course, nobody will actually use it.

Moritz Petersen, 2011-03-19

Ich wette 100 Gummipunkte, wenn die C´t das in Ihre Aprilausgabe packt denkt jeder, es wäre der obligatorische Aprils Fool.

Roland Dressler, 2011-03-21

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