Html vs. Pdf

Subject: Html vs. Pdf
From: "Susan Jelus" <Susan -dot- Jelus -at- DaytonRCS -dot- Com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 12:19:00 -0500

Hi.
I've been producing winhelp to document my company's software products for
several years. Some of the help is operations oriented. Some is
developer-to-developer C++ library and API reference material.

I'm considering moving to either html or pdf (or perhaps both, based on the
information need). Can anyone point me toward a comparison of the 2
formats? I'm looking at it from the point of view of features, benefits,
strengths/weaknesses, pitfalls.

I'm especially concerned about:
- the availability of search/find functions
- ease of maintenance
- ability to layer information
- navigation tools
- printability

I get the TechWr-L digest.

Thanks very much,

Susan Jelus
Research Computer Services, Inc.
Dayton, Ohio USA
susan -dot- jelus -at- daytonrcs -dot- com


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