You wrote:

>Quick Survey:
>Is it your experience that users view PDF documentation on their
>computer display in preference to printing it for use? ...

Other than personal preferences and the type of content, key factors are
-- the extent to which the PDF is "screen friendly" (typography, layout)
-- on-screen added value offered in the PDF, including effective 
cross-document search and navigation, multimedia, user input mechanisms

Some nice examples of screen-optimized design are:
(produced 12 years ago, with Acrobat 2!)
[ or see current PDFs at  ]

On the other hand, is clearly 
print-oriented (even though labelled "Online Manual").

Shlomo Perets

MicroType * FrameMaker training & consulting * FrameMaker-to-Acrobat 

30 Easy Ways to Improve PDFs with TimeSavers/Assistants:

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