Re: e-Books

Subject: Re: e-Books
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher5 -at- cox -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2002 12:08:46 -0700


I've been scouring the web for ebooks since Christmas
when I got my HP Jornada, which came with MS Reader.
All those classics that you missed in HS and college
are out there for free.

From what I've seen, there are proprietary formats and
there are HTML and PDF files; I have not yet stumbled
across a format that is specifically "ebook" and
aggressively cross-platform.

But given the definition -- electronic book -- a PDF
qualifies just as well as a LIT file. PDF readers are
now available for the Win CE platform, tho I haven't
tried any. And HTML is easy to download.

I suppose it's too late to smile and say "we already
do deliver ebooks"??? But you might try.

-Sue Gallagher

At 09:37 AM 8/9/02 -0700, Gilger.John wrote:

Good Morning,

My PHB ...has another wild hair tickling him. I have been tasked to investigate e-Book formats...

We use RoboHTML for our online help files and include a pdf of our hard copy manuals on the install CD. It works for me.

Has anyone used another format? Preferable one that: a)does not require downloading a reader; b) works on "all" platforms (Windows, MacOS <= 9, MacOS X, Unix/Linux)?


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