Acrobat vs. WinHelp?

Subject: Acrobat vs. WinHelp?
From: Douglas Thayer <douglas_thayer -at- SMTPLINK -dot- SYSCOM -dot- COM -dot- TW>
Date: Fri, 12 May 1995 13:57:24 EST

We received Acrobat yesterday, and I noticed that Adobe (not
surprisingly) has substituted .PDF files for Acrobat Exchange's
Windows Help. Has anyone evaluated the use of Acrobat as an online
help system?

We also plan to distribute our manuals digitally with Acrobat. Used in this way,
it seems that there is little distinction between "online documentation" and
"online help." Is the performance and function of WinHelp enough better to
justify creating (and maintaining) separate systems? [GROAN] Or is Adobe pulling
a fast one?

Douglas Thayer
<douglas_thayer -at- smtplink -dot- syscom -dot- com -dot- tw
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

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Subject: Adobe Acrobat
Author: Janice McKibbon <JAN -at- DART -dot- THOMSOFT -dot- COM> at smtplink-syscom
Date: 5/10/95 9:54 PM

Our department is about to undertake a large online documentation
project using Adobe Acrobat. I have seen some comments from fellow
writers about using Acrobat and I would like to hear from you if you
are using Acrobat to distribute online documentation on CD-ROM. We
will be creating a CD-ROM with an entire set of documents ranging in
size from 60 pages to 1,600 pages. We plan to update the PDF files
with future releases, and I would really like to know if anyone has
experience updating PDFs and how the hypertext links were maintained.

Please respond to me via E-MAIL at: jan -at- dart -dot- thomsoft -dot- com


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