RE: Survey: how do you use PDFs

Subject: RE: Survey: how do you use PDFs
From: Scott Turner <sturner -at- airmail -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 13:01:01 -0500

--- "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com> wrote:
Oh, I disagree completely. By formatting your PDFs for the
screen, by
chunking your information appropriately, by using hypertext
navigation, by
creating specific navigation elements in your PDF, and by
using features
that enhance the doc, such as rollovers and pop-ups, PDF can
most certainly
be a very usable and useful online format!

In this case, why bother with PDF? why not put the doc in HTML


Perhaps because HTML is more difficult to maintain, it is not self-contained (you must reference graphics, and pages are not connected to other element files), you have issues with formatting that might change at the whim of a browser manufacturer, or viewer.



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RE: Survey: how do you use PDFs: From: Becca Price

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