Monday, October 13, 2003

On entire PhDs as PDFs

Peter Head comments on my blog entry on Matthew Baldwin's thesis "I say: If you are going to do it a single pdf file is not the best idea! Not for viewing at home. Some sort of abstract/introduction and then chapters in pdf would be a whole lot better." I say: maybe, but when I've ordered a dissertation from UMI they come in one big PDF file just like this. You can order them printed out but that costs more. Also, if you have it in one file it is easier to search. And it's better than nothing. Peter also points out that it doesn't say on the web page whether or not it was a successful thesis; but it is headed by "Matthew Charles Baldwin, M. Div., Ph.D.", so I think it's implicit.

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