RE: Popups in PDF

Subject: RE: Popups in PDF
From: "Broberg, Mats" <mats -dot- broberg -at- flir -dot- se>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 09:18:21 +0200


Why not use the popup alert feature?

That is way better than using the note tool, and way more user-friendly with
regards to the recipient of your information. With the note feature s/he
must double-click on the note to see what it says, but with the popup alert
feature the warning etc will pop up as soon as s/he opens the file and
doesn't disappear until s/he clicks OK.

Mats Broberg

> Celine,
> In reading the TECHWR-L digest today, I see that Mats Broberg
> and Rick Henkel gave you what appear to be creative solutions
> to your request for information on creating Acrobat popups.
> However, I lean to the low-tech approach Dick Margulis
> suggested of using the Notes tool of Acrobat to create a more
> visible signal that there is extra information. I have often
> used those notes to give readers navigation tips.
> On the more general subject of usability, Jared Spool, from
> User Interface Engineering (UIE), delivered a great
> presentation last week to the Usability SIG of the Silicon
> Valley STC. In his discussion of the research that UIE has
> done on how people use websites, he mentioned that users tend
> to keep their mouses on the scrollbar, so they miss content
> hidden under mouseovers.
> --Will Turner
> whturner -at- rocketmail -dot- com
> =======================

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