Re: HTML or PDX for online doc?

Subject: Re: HTML or PDX for online doc?
From: Alexia Prendergast <alexiap -at- SEAGATESOFTWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 13:15:19 -0400

Hi, Becky,

There are several HTML converters out there for Frame -- I'm sure
there are for PM, too. Converting to PDF is easier, but HTML isn't
too bad. Be sure to see what your audience will like -- UNIX and
other sophisticated users tend to prefer HTML, novice and non-computer
industry users tend to like PDF.

You can't open a PDF in Frame -- maybe if you tell me more about
why you would want to do that, I can suggest an alternative.

HTH,
A.

--
Alexia Prendergast
Senior Technical Writer
Seagate Software
mailto:alexiap -at- sems -dot- com

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Becky Palmer-Scott [SMTP:bpalmer-scott -at- INVESTLEARNING -dot- COM]
>Sent: Thursday, August 21, 1997 1:06 PM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: HTML or PDX for online doc?
>
>Please give me some advice! And forgive some possibly stupid questions! :-)
>
>We are just now starting to convert our reference books to online doc (we
>already have a help file for how-to stuff -- the reference books are mostly
>product description). Right now our files are in PageMaker 6.5 for Mac.
>
>I know how to make online doc in PDF mode (via Adobe Acrobat), but I'm not
>sure
>about converting to HTML.
>
>Is converting a reference book to HTML, not PDF, a good idea? Has anyone out
>there done this? If so, what tools did you use? What did you use for a
>browser
>and/or search engine?
>
>Also, does anyone know if FrameMaker can import PDF files?
>
>Thanks! Any guidance I can get on this subject would be greatly appreciated!
>
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