Re: A PDF Instructions question

Subject: Re: A PDF Instructions question
From: Steven Gaghan <sgaghan12 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 15:16:18 -0500

I would put it in the same place that they were going to enter the
instructions on how to print.

On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>wrote:

> But where would you put such a note that users will see it? Typical
> PDF usage, somebody opens the file and searches for a keyword, or
> drills down the TOC. If the PDF is on a Web site, they may go straight
> to a page in the middle of the document.
>
> You could put it in an "about this document" topic, but how likely is
> it that a user would look there when encountering a printing problem?
>
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 11:48 AM, Steven Gaghan <sgaghan12 -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
> > The other option is to put a note in about ensuring that "Shrink to
> > Printable Area is selected when printing the page" and then referring the
> > user to the Adobe Reader help file. That way you shouldn't run into the
> > issue Robert mentioned.
> >
> > Steve
> >
> > On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Seems like people have been doing fine without it, and any specific
> >> instructions might end up wrong if Adobe changes the Acrobat Reader
> >> UI.
> >>
> >> In 2001, when some people weren't familiar with PDFs and Acrobat
> >> Reader's browser integration was problematic, I put some tips on the
> >> first page, but that looks really dated now.
> >>
> >> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Deborah Hemstreet
> >> <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com> wrote:
> >> > Hi All,
> >> >
> >> > As you know, margins can be cut off from the bottom of a document,
> >> > depending
> >> > on the printers people use. For example, on my printer, 0.6" bottom
> >> > margin
> >> > is fine, but on my client's printer, the footer is cut off.
> >> >
> >> > In the PDF, there is plenty of physical space. I advised my client
> that
> >> > when
> >> > he prints the PDF, to make sure Shrink to Printable Area is selected
> >> > when
> >> > printing the page, and it will come out fine.
> >> >
> >> > Question: He is wondering if we need to give the users instructions in
> >> > the
> >> > MANUAL for printing the PDF.
> >> >
> >> > I have never done this before. I've printed tons of PDFs and never had
> a
> >> > question come back to our service groups (when I worked for a company)
> >> > about
> >> > the footer NOT printing...
> >> >
> >> > What do you think?
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> Are you looking for one documentation tool that does it all? Author,
> build, test, and publish your Help files with just one easy-to-use tool.
> Try the latest Doc-To-Help 2009 v3 risk-free for 30-days at:
> http://www.doctohelp.com/
>
> Help & Manual 5: The all-in-one help authoring tool. True single- sourcing
> --
> generate 8 different formats and as many different versions as you need
> from just one project. Fast and intuitive. http://www.helpandmanual.com/
>
> ---
> You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as sgaghan12 -at- gmail -dot- com -dot-
>
> To unsubscribe send a blank email to
> techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> or visit
> http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/sgaghan12%40gmail.com
>
>
> To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>
> Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
> http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.
>
> Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
> http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat
>
>
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Are you looking for one documentation tool that does it all? Author,
build, test, and publish your Help files with just one easy-to-use tool.
Try the latest Doc-To-Help 2009 v3 risk-free for 30-days at:
http://www.doctohelp.com/

Help & Manual 5: The all-in-one help authoring tool. True single- sourcing --
generate 8 different formats and as many different versions as you need
from just one project. Fast and intuitive. http://www.helpandmanual.com/

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat


References:
An Engineer's Christmas: From: Ken Poshedly
Re: cross section vs cross-sectional - what about cross sectioned and cross sectioning: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: cross section vs cross-sectional - what about cross sectioned andcross sectioning: From: Combs, Richard
Re: cross section vs cross-sectional - what about cross sectioned andcross sectioning: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: cross section vs cross-sectional - what about cross sectioned andcross sectioning: From: Combs, Richard
Re: cross section vs cross-sectional - what about cross sectioned andcross sectioning: From: Robert Lauriston
A PDF Instructions question: From: Deborah Hemstreet
Re: A PDF Instructions question: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: A PDF Instructions question: From: Steven Gaghan
Re: A PDF Instructions question: From: Robert Lauriston

Previous by Author: Re: A PDF Instructions question
Next by Author: Re: Collaborative Documentation Review Process
Previous by Thread: Re: A PDF Instructions question
Next by Thread: RE: A PDF Instructions question


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads