Re: Is PDF or HTML as easy as 123 or Pi?

Subject: Re: Is PDF or HTML as easy as 123 or Pi?
From: "Yvette Kirby Waters" <yvetteki -at- noa -dot- nintendo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 13:31:48 -0700

We are currently using HTML for our API reference manual. The reference manual is included in the SDK CD we send to developers. It launches from the PC desktop and the Web-style navigation of the HTML pages makes looking up specific functions really easy.

Our user guides are in PDF. The content here is arranged in books. Developers can read them onscreen, or print as much or as little of it as they like.


--Yvette Kirby Waters
Technical Writer
Nintendo Technology Development, Inc.
vox: (425) 861-2968
fax: (425) 861-2976

>>> <mtipple -at- pathix -dot- com> 06/22/01 07:10AM >>>
Hello all,

Has any ever developed a manual using HTML (not as a web page that customer
could access, but as something that could be burned onto a disk and sent
directly to the client? Is there any advantage to this format (as, say,
over PDF)? The idea has been suggested to me for a technical manual I'm
developing, but when I think of HTML, I think of the internet. Would this
be a practical option or would it be like riding a snowmobile in summer -
it could be done, but why would you when you could use a car.

That analogy was probably really bad.



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