The layout of most modern tatting instructions bears little resemblance to the form seen in the early 20th Century, so preserving text layout is not critical to those wishing to use the instructions. Exporting as text allows the user to reformat in their chosen software, usually to a line by line system, but not lines of printed text, lines of instruction. JPG pages are the only way to capture the illustrations, essential in many cases to making the text comprehensible. For those researching the evolution of tatting instructions, the JPG of the original would suffice. I have noticed changes even in the few years I've examined. In the intervening years there has been a move to strip off nearly all text and resort to symbols only, and to diagrams. The international tatting community generally supports the modifications that make the patterns more accessible to those with little or no English knowledge, although it does require more skill in tatting to interpret them.