Re: ToC and/or bookmarks in PDF

Subject: Re: ToC and/or bookmarks in PDF
From: Thorsten Konersmann <tk -at- documentation -dot- engineering>
To: "ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com" <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:08:46 +0000

Hi Erika,

I think, it depends on your target audience and what their expectations are.

So, your readers are irritated that the ToC page has no clickable links.
That suggests that they are principally familiar with PDFs and how to
navigate them and might be able to work with PDF bookmarks only. Or they
might be just as irritated about the ToC page missing as they are irritated
about no links in the ToC page.

My point is, what do you know about *your target audience* to best guess
their reaction?

Another idea: You wrote the chapters are individual Word files. Why not
integrate a Word-generated ToC with clickable links at the beginning of
each chapter and include a minimal ToC with chapters only at the beginning
of the manual? For this minimal ToC you could manually add clickable links
more easily than for the whole manual.

Best,
Thorsten

On Tue 25. Jul 2017 at 12:29, Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 2:42 AM, Erika Yanovich <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > We have large (~1000-page) manuals as PDFs with bookmarks. The ToC is not
> clickable (because each chapter is born as a separate Word file) and this
> annoys some users. In your experience, is it acceptable to provide a
> ToC-less manual, with bookmark navigation only? Manuals are not printed.
>
> I've seen it both ways. As a user, I prefer the convenience of a link.
> Can't you just add the links after the PDF is made?
>
> Bob
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References:
ToC and/or bookmarks in PDF: From: Erika Yanovich
Re: ToC and/or bookmarks in PDF: From: Emoto

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