I would just say image-based or text-based.  Sorry if you wanted something
more hifalutin.

There is another level of granularity though, inasmuch as you can publish a
text-based PDF that attempts to prevent copy/paste.  Like websites with
their javascript hacks, it isn't really secure, it just instructs Acrobat
Reader not to enable that feature.


On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 12:21 PM, don warner saklad <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> What's the descriptive technical terminology information professionals
> use to distinguish the kind of pdf that can't be used with cut paste,
> an image of the page of an article versus the format in pdf where it's
> not an image of a page and can be used with the cut paste
> mechanism?... What is the first example called properly in the
> information technology industry technical terms?... What's the second
> example called in the descriptive technical language?