Re: linking from Frame(PDF) to external files

Subject: Re: linking from Frame(PDF) to external files
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:51:39 -0800

Good point. It's normal for a PDF to link to other PDFs or HTML, but
to a text file is suspicious.

Linking to a .cs file ... I don't even have an application for that.
Though I suppose if the doc were for some sort of programming tool and
.cs was sample C# source code, that might be clear to the user.

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> You should also consider what the condtions will be like on the user's end.  On
> my systems, a PDF that attempted to link to other, non-PDF files would be
> throwing up security dialogs left and right, because my security is configured
> to ask before allowing a file to open another file (most of the time, my answer
> is "no," and then I search out the file and do a virus scan on it before opening
> its associated app manually to look at the file).  As a user, I want PDFs to be
> self-contained and easily portable; discovering that a PDF I copied to my laptop
> to read while away from its product required additional files to use would put
> me in a very bad mood about the product it was associated with.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
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Follow-Ups:

References:
linking from Frame(PDF) to external files: From: Cherie Woo
RE: linking from Frame(PDF) to external files: From: Combs, Richard
Re: linking from Frame(PDF) to external files: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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