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Subject:Re: HTML vs. Adobe Acrobat From:LaVonna Funkhouser <lffunkhouser -at- HALNET -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 22 Mar 1996 08:44:56 -0600
Ben, assuming that Marsha's users are on a web now, your point is true,
but it will become moot if Adobe Acrobat Amber
(now available as a beta) is integrated with Netscape. (See http://www.adobe.com/.)
If her users will primarily receive the info on CD, then Acrobat
along with "Search for CD Rom" software should work fine for her
BTW, Marsha, the folks on the Acrobat e-mail list can probably give
you some more feedback.
We've worked with our clients to produce a CD that is mostly an HTML
Web with several PDF documents linked to it. It includes a web browser
and the freely distributable Acrobat Reader.
At 09:41 PM 3/21/96 -0500, you wrote:
>I think you've made a reasonable decision, especially if you want to =
>preserve design integrity. However, you've lost some extensibility and =
>audience by not converting to HTML. To what extent you've lost it =
>depends upon the content and purpose of your documents, but the fact =
>remains that far more Web users use Netscape than they do Acrobat =
>>My company recently decided to stop investigating tools for
>>converting our FrameMaker products to HTML for distribution
>>on the web. Instead, they have decided to use the Adobe
>>Acrobat suite of products to provide our documents on-line
>>and on CD-ROM, with a search capability.>Marsha
>>cmawta -at- taux01 -dot- nsc -dot- com
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