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Subject:Re: PDF vs. HTML From:Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Fri, 15 Jun 2001 10:20:21 -0700
"Christensen, Kent" wrote:
> The real point of the distinction is the notion of trying to kill two birds
> with one stone by fantasizing that one can make a presentation for computer
> screen viewing that serves equally well as printed matter. In the most
> frequently occurring cases of use of pdf on the Web, it's vice versa, of
A little imagination can make the fantasy real. Documentation in any
media is meant to be scanned and easily read. On the whole, these
requirements are better understood in concepts of on-line writing than
in print. Therefore, by designing to on-line standards, you can usually
produce documentation that works very well on paper, too. You might use
a few extra pages, adding to the expense, but it can be done. The
problem isn't with the differences in media so much as with writers of
Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com
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