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    Dear all,

    Does "hard copy" have the same meaning as "original" (talking about a document)?

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    Guillaume

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    Re: hard copy

    Quote Originally Posted by paysage57 View Post
    Dear all,

    Does "hard copy" have the same meaning as "original" (talking about a document)?

    Thank you

    Guillaume

    No. Hard copy is a printed (or, less commonly, written) document, as opposed to a "virtual" document which exists as a computer file. So for instance, you might recieve an email at work with a scanned letter attached, and then print out the letter in order to have a "hard copy" to take home and read there.

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    Re: hard copy

    The opposite is a "soft copy," some sort of computer file.

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    Re: hard copy

    Many thanks to both of you!

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