Re: Document CD Catalog

Subject: Re: Document CD Catalog
From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 14:22:57 -0400




David Demyan wrote:

We publish all of our customer documentation in PDFs on a CD.
The CD has a menu system that includes links to all documents.
I have created a "catalog" sheet that has a brief one paragraph
description of each document. There are about 15 documents on
the CD and some of the titles, while descriptive, do not provide
much in the way of detail about the contents or purpose of the
described documents.

Has anyone included such a catalog on the CD? Do you see any
benefits of including such a document? Did you include a link to
it in the menus?



Dave,

The usual way to handle this is to:

1. Turn your catalog into an attractive and readable HTML page, with links to the PDFs. Maybe you could title the page "CD Contents" instead of "Catalog"; but that's up to you.
2. Create an autorun file for the CD that launches your page in a browser when the user inserts the CD into the drive.

Dick




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