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Subject:Re: Html vs. Pdf From:"David Harrity" <dharrity -at- telocity -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 2 Apr 2001 12:49:35 -0500
Just to add to your comments about accessibility issues with Acrobat 5.
Check out http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/solutionsacc.html for
information on how Adobe Acrobat v5.0 provides increased accessibility for
screen readers by placing alternate text entries for a figure/graphic.
Check out the video series located on the bottom of the page for tutorials
on Acrobat 5's enhancements.
Technical Writer http://dmoz.org volunteer editor - various technical writing categories
PS. I have no affiliation or endorsement with Adobe and its products.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Hudson" <steve -at- wright -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 1:01 AM
Subject: RE: Html vs. Pdf
> 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
> The best way to predict the future... is to create it!
> -----Original Message-----
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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
> To: TECHWR-L
> 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
> 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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