RE: ToC and/or bookmarks in PDF

Subject: RE: ToC and/or bookmarks in PDF
From: Slager Timothy J <Timothy -dot- Slager -at- dematic -dot- com>
To: Erika Yanovich <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:52:17 +0000

I would remove the TOC. Replace it with a single paragraph that explains to use and how to use bookmarks. The bookmarks are effectively a TOC, and I don't see any reason for the duplication. If the in-document TOC is not available, users won't be frustrated trying to click entries.

My 2p. tims

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From: techwr-l-bounces+timothy -dot- slager=dematic -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+timothy -dot- slager=dematic -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Erika Yanovich
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Subject: ToC and/or bookmarks in PDF

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.

Erika
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