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Electronics equipment gets replaced and someone has to convert the old files one way or another.
At this point, PDF files are standard enough that they won't need to be converted, just copied over.

Even with those files that do need "translation" into the new equipment's language and/or format, it's easy enough to write scripts that to do automatically, so long as the translations are written promptly, without too many evolutions intervening.

Eric Hines
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