PDF - Avoid for On-Screen Reading
Scan day: 16 February 2014 UTC
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Description: Alertbox article by Jacob Nielson discussing the limitations and pitfalls of PDF as an online publishing tool.
Announcement: Avoid PDF for On-Screen Reading Evidence-Based User Experience Research, Training, and Consulting Avoid PDF for On-Screen Reading Forcing users to browse PDF files makes usability approximately 300% worse compared to HTML pages. Only use PDF for documents that users are likely to print. In those cases, following six basic guidelines will minimize usability problems.
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Total pages in the index, 1860