RE: Html vs. Pdf

Subject: RE: Html vs. Pdf
From: "Steve Hudson" <steve -at- wright -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 16:01:53 +1000

PDF has accessiblity issues that Adobe is working on Acrobat 5 -
specifically blind folks cant have the text read to them, graphics dont
support alternate text.

Steve Hudson
Lead Technical Writer
Wright Technologies (Aus)
steve -at- www -dot- wright -dot- com -dot- au
(612) 9518-1822
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[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-62124 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of Susan Jelus
Sent: Tuesday, 27 March 2001 03:19
Subject: Html vs. Pdf

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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