Re: blue link special

Subject: Re: blue link special
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Paul Pehrson <paulpehrson -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 09:27:48 -0700 (PDT)

> On 7/3/06, John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> > >...or users who print on a black and white
> > > printer, etc.
> >
> > What do you care about how links are represented
> > when you print the document? Is there a way of clicking
> > a link from a printed page?
> Well, obviously they aren't going to click a link from
> a printed page. Give me a little bit of credit here. As
> you can see from my answer, I was giving a general warning
> about using color; I wasn't giving a
> specific response to obair81's original question.

Then obviously, give me a little credit, I wan't giving a specific
response to your reply.

OTOH, if I were, my approach to links that must serve a dual purpose
(print and PDF) is to format the link so it does work in multiple
ways without confusing its purpose. For that reason, I don't
underline links that can end up printed because underlining serves no
purpose in printed form and is redundant in online form. However,
what I will do is include a page number. (see xxxx on page yyy),
where xxxx is the link in blue The page number works in PDF, whether
online or in print, and using color works for online.

John Posada
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