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Adobe documentation problem
While I was ensuring consistency in Acrobat.com article I encountered a few issues with file extensions quoted. A number of very strange extensions, which have included below, are listed in Acrobat.com FAQ which is used as the primary source for this article. These strange file extensions look invalid. Unfortunately, at this time, I am unable to connect to Acrobat.com (I still don't know why), so I'm unable to investigate their validity.
For encyclopedic accuracy, it is imperative that we investigate these issues and clarify them with credible sources. Here is the problems that I have encountered.
Acrobat.com FAQ states:
|“||[QUESTION:]What file formats can I convert to Adobe PDF?
[ANSWER:]You can convert the following file types: [...] Microsoft Office (DOC, XLS, PPT, PRJ) [...]
But what is this PRJ file format? Which Microsoft Office product uses .prj files? (It is definitely not a Microsoft Project file extension: The file extension of Microsoft Project is .mpp, as stated in that article.) Furthermore, I visited http://filext.com/file-extension/PRJ Filext.com and http://www.file-extensions.org/prj-file-extension but these web pages also do not list .prj as a Microsoft Office file extension. Even Microsoft does not recognize this file format: http://shell.windows.com/fileassoc/0409/xml/redir.asp?Ext=prj
|“||[QUESTION:]Are there any restrictions on the types of files I can upload and share?
[ANSWER:]You cannot upload and share the following file types: audio formats (MP3, AAC, OGG), video formats (MOV, WMV, FLV, XVID, DIVX, RETG), font formats (TTF, DFONT, OTF), archive formats (TGZ, RAR 7Z, SIT, JAR, WAR, CAB), system files and executable formats (EXE, DLL, JS, VB, BAT, CMD, COM, CPL, SH, CSH, TCSH, KSH, BASH, ZSH, INF, HTA, HLP, INS, ISP, VB, JSE, LNK, MS, PIF, SCR, SHS, WS), web files (CHM, CRT), database files (MDB), or raster image files (PCD, SCT).
Now in this statement, multiple questionable file extensions are listed:
VB is listed twice as an executable file. However, VB is the file extension of Visual Basic source code. It is a harmless text and cannot be executed or inflict any harm, unless compiled with Visual Basic. But didn't Adobe mean to list VBS and VBE instead? VBS and VBE are the file extensions of VBScript and may be executed when double-clicked.
WS is not an executable file in Microsoft Windows but WSF and WSC are. See Windows Scripting Host
MS is also not an executable file but MSI and MSP are. See Windows Installer
- CRT, INS and ISP
These files are listed as executable or system. But are these? These files are totally alien to me and Wikipedia has no article about them.
This file listed as a video type but is is? I found nothing about this file type in Wikipedia, filext.com or file-extensions.org.
- That is most peculiar...they usually don't make such mistakes...especially in FAQs.Smallman12q (talk) 02:07, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
- Why don't you add third part, independent, and reliable references? Be Bold! mabdul 17:13, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
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