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Save a tree – use .wwf instead of PDF

The World Wildlife Fund hve announced a new "save a tree" initiative. They’ve developed printer drivers for a new document format called WWF (it’s based on PDF), and they want you to use it instead of PDFs. Why? Because unlike PDFs,  it can’t be printed.

Okay, WWF actually is PDF, and it’s slightly silly for them to call it a new format. The only difference is that the WWF format has the "do not print" flag checked.

I like the idea. I rarely print PDFs, and I would like to try to discourage others from doing so. Unfortunately, the drivers only work on OSX at the moment, so I’ll have to wait.

Save as WWF

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Hans Bezemer December 4, 2010 um 4:37 pm

It’s been cracked:

Takahiro Fujiwara December 5, 2010 um 6:22 am

I could not understand why WWF is needed for prohibit printout. PDF has a flag to prohibit printout.

Nate the great December 5, 2010 um 8:10 am

You’re correct. It’s really just a token gesture.

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