Re: Making an Electronic Catalog

Subject: Re: Making an Electronic Catalog
From: "Wolfram W. Pichler" <pichler -at- ZEDAT -dot- FU-BERLIN -dot- DE>
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 1996 11:19:46 +0200

>Hello Techwr-l'ers:
>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, why don't you try the Adobe Acrobat technology? You can costruct
your catalog pieces using the text or layout software of your choice, then
convert the catalog via PostScript to pdf (portable document format) using
the Acrobat Distiller. Your clients will have to acquire the Acrobat Reader
(freeware) from Adobe (installable from CD player only), and s/he will be
able to read your catalog undepentent of operating system and the producing
software you used. The Acrobat technology allows you to create an always
visible TOC in which the reader can jump from bookmark to bookmark.


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