Re: Making an Electronic Catalog

Subject: Re: Making an Electronic Catalog
From: Marilynne Smith <mrsmith -at- CTS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 1996 23:31:17 -0700

How about trying PDF files. You could include a viewer in the package. The
viewer is available online from Adobe.

And - what about making it available online for your Web-wise clients?

Marilynne
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At 08:36 PM 6/7/96 -0400, Godfrey Porter wrote:
>Hello Techwr-l'ers:

>I am developing a catalog of courses that is intended to be distributed
>to our clients on diskette. At this point, I am in the "brainstorming"
>stage where I am considering a variety of methods. One that has occurred
>to me is doing the whole thing in HTML and then allowing the client to
>browse the catalog using his/her copy of Netscape.

>The HTML route makes possible the *de rigeur* hypertext links, cross-platform
>compatibility, and the catalog's identical look and feel with a proposed
>web page version. However, some of our more techno-phobic clients may not be
>willing to acquire and configure Netscape in order to view the catalog.
>In fact, I need a solution that is no more complicated than plugging in a
>diskette and entering the executable file name. Of course, I realize this
>probably diminishes the range of platforms the catalog can be used with--
>but if I had to pick one, I suppose it would be Windows (3.1, 95, NT).

>Do any of you know of "catalog-making" software packages that are capable
>of creating stand-alone catalog presentations? (Preferably something
>without a seriously steep learning curve as with many multimedia packages...)

>Thanks.


>===============================
>Godfrey Porter
>Program Coordinator
>Unversity of Michigan-Dearborn
>Center for Prof. Development
>retro -at- umd -dot- umich -dot- edu
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