Re: PPT training materials, pdf output (with inter pdf/ppt project hyperlinks) --what is the best tool?

Subject: Re: PPT training materials, pdf output (with inter pdf/ppt project hyperlinks) --what is the best tool?
From: Sean Brierley <sean -dot- brierley -at- gerberscientific -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:09:19 -0400

HTML 5 not PPT.

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 12:35 PM, Reid Gray <reach -dot- reid -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> We create internal and partner technical content that is heavy with
> diagrams and other visuals. After a developmental edit or two, the
> information architecture has panned out nicely, but the current tools cause
> limitations.
>
> The content needs to be accessible to users on linux, mac, and windows
> platforms and must be easily browsed/navigated by business types,
> architects, and leads. Hence the 'ask' for powerpoint slides...
>
> Currently, we are using pdfs sourced from many ppt files we create. The ppt
> source files effectively comprise a tree of functional groups where a
> critical use case is the ability to jump from the middle of one
> presentation to the middle of another presentation (this is especially
> useful for creating deeper layers for the more technically focused users).
>
> But...this sort of ppt interlinking does not work once the ppt is published
> to pdf. So, we need a scalable method to add string IDs to our ppt files
> that will be treated as "named destinations" in our pdf output --and, the
> output needs to work with the majority (or all) of the typically used pdf
> viewers (evince, foxit, adobe...).
>
> There seems to be some acrobat tools and various plugins out there that
> might help us, but, before we commit to a tool, I'd prefer to hear the
> experiences of fellow writers, IAs, and others on their current approach.
>
> What do you think?
>
>
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