RE: Survey: how do you use PDFs

Subject: RE: Survey: how do you use PDFs
From: Joy Brady-Beer <joy_m_brady -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 07:16:19 -0700 (PDT)

ONE way I've seen PDFs used that's VERY helpful to the
user, is in procuring government forms.

I was able to print off PDFs of my VA Loan eligibility
application from the Veteran's Administration, as well
as a PDF of a new card/name change form from the
Social Security Administration. These items saved me
time! I did not have to ask for a form, or wait. PDFs
are wonderful for providing forms over the web that
require the user's signature on the ultimate hard

Don't love them as manuals, though.

Joy Beer

--- Tom Murrell <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> And before others jump to the defense of PDFs, I
> know that they CAN be
> formatted so that they are readable on most screens,
> and the CAN be rendered
> much more useable than they generally are. I will
> even stipulate that there are
> wonderful things that CAN be done with PDFs.
> Unfortunately, most of the PDFs I
> see are little more than Brownie camera snapshots of
> manual pages, which makes
> them not even useful for insulation, IMNSHO.

Joy Beer
Technical Writer
Columbus, Ohio, USA

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