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Re: Jakob Nielsen Column -- PDF: Unfit for Human Consumption

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 21:51:22 -0400 (EDT)
To: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Cc: William R Williams <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0308232149540.20104-100000@smarty.smart.net>

On Sat, 23 Aug 2003, Nick Kew wrote:

> On Tue, 19 Aug 2003, William R Williams wrote:
> 
> > "For online reading, however, PDF is the monster from the Black Lagoon. It
> > puts its clammy hands all over people with a cruel grip that doesn't let
> > go."
> 
> > Is anyone willing to agree or disagree with this stance? Can anyone, as
> > users, report definite problems with rendering PDF files?
> 
> I find it a constant problem, for the simple reason that it's grossly
> inflexible.  I usually need to increase the text size, but even without
> that a PDF viewer needs an uncomfortably wide window that precludes
> having anything else of meaningful size visible.  At best it hogs the
> desktop - and gives me a headache after the first two or three pages.

not to mention the accessiblity (sic) features ONLY work on a windoze
machine, anyone using dos, mac, linux, unix, solaris etc is just outta
luck

Bob

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