Re: PDF on website
by "tim booker" <timbooker(at)btinternet.com>
||Mon, 2 Jul 2001 14:19:34 +0100
||"Trevor Lockwood" <trevor(at)author.co.uk>,
||juno earthlink ac
The biggest problem is that the average home user does not have Acrobat
Reader installed, and it's a large download.
> In the UK we have problems with online access - it costs money.
Only if you're on a poor ISP.
> It is cheaper to download and read offline.
Or you could look back in your internet cache after you've disconnected.
> Working in international education I also find that works in countries
> using fairly basic computer equipment, who often do not have a printer.
But they DO have Acrobat Reader!?
> As we move forward ebook readers, such as those of Microsoft and
> Adobe, may present a better onscreen alternative but for now Adobe
> Acrobat does a good job.
My biggest problem with Acrobat Reader is that it's much less usable, with
regard to navigating through pages of text, than a web site.
Interestingly, I've just purchased a PDA with a colour LCD screen. It has
Microsoft Reader with "ClearType". Unfortunatley, it's much more difficult
to read the text in that program than it is on my computer monitor using a
normal sans-serif font.
> We must all live a little, life is not all about making money.
...and your definition of living is to use Acrobat Reader rather than HTML?
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