Re: Html vs. Pdf

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 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.

Best regards,
David Harrity
Technical Writer 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-----
> From: bounce-techwr-l-62124 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
> [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
> 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
> 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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