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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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Page title:Avoid PDF for On-Screen Reading
Keywords:PDF 3, Adobe, Portable Document Format, printing, print formats, file formats, gateway pages, search, indexing, Acrobat 5, Acrobat Reader version 4, page size, A4
Description: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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