Re: Disabling Print

Subject: Re: Disabling Print
From: "Tim Altom" <taltom -at- simplywritten -dot- com>
To: "TechDoc List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 13:45:04 -0500

I'm really curious now. Why did your folks reject PDFs?

I share your dislike for secondary windows. They clutter up a screen
something awful. And the scripting you need to produce them can get buggy
and unreliable.

I would think that the high priority ISO 9000 puts on controlling documents
would weigh heavily in any decision as to what format you can deliver
documents in. I can understand if your people just don't like PDFs for some
reason, but how does that preference stack up against an auditor's visit?

Tim Altom
Simply Written, Inc.
Featuring FrameMaker and the Clustar Method(TM)
"Better communication is a service to mankind."

> Thanks to all who replied. While PDF might be the
> answer, our intranet users were polled and they
> overwhelmingly rejected PDFs (we created two versions
> of all documents for while: html & pdf; and asked
> users to tell us which they preferred).

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