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> We've heard these complaints from users:
> - The PDF files aren't linked to each other, or to any other online
> info. Sometimes when I want to search for a topic, I end up
> repeating that process in each of the PDF docs. This is really
> inconvenient. I want all the online docs linked so I can search
> just once.
> - PDF files take too long to navigate online. All the pauses waste my
> My machine is too slow or something. I might as well print them out.
I am using Compose (Software Partners Inc) and other Acrobat plug-ins - the
result is a _full text search_ across _all_ the PDF documents, jumps from
the contents and index directly to the page, and so on. Speed is quite
acceptable. You can download an evaluation copy fo Compose from the web
(sorry, don't have the address by me)
thirlwaym -at- usoft -dot- nl
Author of "Writing Software Documentation - A Practical Guide"
["This writing business, pencils and what-not. Overrated if you ask me."
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