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Re: Hyperlinks in PDF -- should they be visible or not?
Subject:Re: Hyperlinks in PDF -- should they be visible or not? From:"Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 22 Jan 2010 17:49:34 -0800
Same here. IMO, the only reason to make a "print formatted" PDF and
not make the links stand out is if you're planning to send it to a print shop
to produce printed docs. And it shouldn't be all that hard to use condiional
text or plain old search-and-replace for styles to switch the master doc
files bsck and forth even if you don't use a multichannel publishing tool.
If it was up to me, I'd keep the index for PDF viewing too, and make all
the entries jumps. I'd have to think about whether the whole entry ought
to be colored and underlined. Maybe just the page numbers...
----- Original Message -----
Combs, Richard wrote:
> I'm 100% with David on this, for all the reasons he mentioned. You're
> giving people a PDF, not a printed book; name it what you want, some of
> them will open the PDF. The others will print it on their office printer
> and be totally unsurprised and unbothered to see links, just like they
> see in countless other things they print from their computer.
> And why would you omit the index from the "official" online-viewing
> version? Believe it or not, there are still people who find a
> well-crafted index, which contains terms not found in the text, more
> useful than search. Don't tell me including the index "looks wrong." ;-)
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