Re: PDFs as online help?

Subject: Re: PDFs as online help?
From: Suzette Leeming <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 10:32:38 -0400

Yes, it is possible to use a PDF as online help - even Adobe does this. It
is also possible to link to topics within the PDF, using bookmarks.

Suzette Leeming

On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 10:25 AM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:

> Do any of you use PDFs for your online help?
> Is it possible to link to topics within a PDF for context-sensitive help?
> PDFs are attractive to me, for use as an online help system, because you
> can control the display of special characters in them. You can be sure what
> your end user will see.
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