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Subject:Re: what doc formats do READERs want ? From:Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> To:dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com Date:Tue, 13 Dec 2011 08:28:29 -0800
As a user, I prefer the giant PDF for download and local use, but it's
murder trying to read one online.
In my best of all possible worlds, there would be a
context-sensitive/searchable OLH/HTML/e-reader/whatever version for online
use with a link that says "To download as PDF click here."
On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 8:10 AM, Dana Worley (MVP/JB)
<dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>wrote:
> Who says we don't want giant PDFs? :-P
> Really, it depends upon the type of document. Help file for an
> application? No, I don't want a PDF, I want a well-designed, context
> sensitive help file. A complete reference manual for a product? If it's a
> large document, I LOVE having it in PDF format -- very easy to navigate,
> search, and scan.
> It's all about choosing the "right tool for the job", but without any idea
> of what the job is, I don't think the tool can be recommended.
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