Both the Agilent examples are good demonstrations of how to do a screen-readable PDF. Very nice!
The funniest part of this, though, is that I have the original printed version (of the AN-91-1 document only, not the second one) before the concept of PDF formats even existed! :) It was *totally* different in the look, of course! Now, I just have to dig it out ... it is hiding somewhere in my garage. If I get a chance, I will scan it in and put it up somewhere for people to look as well. Z -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Shlomo Perets Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 7:59 AM To: kmcdaniel at pavtech.com; framers at frameusers.com Subject: Re: PDF Documentation Kelly, 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: * http://contact.tm.agilent.com/data/static/downloads/eng/Notes/interactiv e/an-95-1/an-95-1.pdf * http://contact.tm.agilent.com/data/static/downloads/eng/Notes/interactiv e/an-150-1/hp-am-fm.pdf (produced 12 years ago, with Acrobat 2!) [ or see current PDFs at http://ChangeThis.com/archives ] On the other hand, http://www.adobe.com/devnet/framemaker/pdfs/MIF_Reference.pdf is clearly print-oriented (even though labelled "Online Manual"). Shlomo Perets MicroType * FrameMaker training & consulting * FrameMaker-to-Acrobat TimeSavers 30 Easy Ways to Improve PDFs with TimeSavers/Assistants: http://www.microtype.com/ImprovePDF.html _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as Syed.Hosain at aeris.net. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/syed.hosain%40aeris. net Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.