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Topic: publishing PDFs to web - overviews wanted
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 107443
From: MrBoing
Date: 3/10/2004 09:54 PM

Hello everyone (this is my first posting to this forum).

I want to get an overview of good practice for making PDF files that are likely to be downloaded from websites and viewed on-screen. Can anyone point me toward good resources (e.g. books, white papers, tutorials) about this? So far the books I have seen are both expensive and fairly old, and other information either too basic or too detailed.

Here's the kind of stuff I know I need to understand (this is to help you consider what kind of resources to point me toward - answering all my points in this forum is almost certainly asking too much):

I need to keep file size down for faster downloading. I probably want to set up my files for "byteserving" (which means that users get some of the file quickly and the rest comes while they look at the first bit)

I need to understand how to embed fonts

I need to add navigation such as bookmarks and links within my file and perhaps to other resources on the web. I read that this is crucial to making a big PDF document usable on screen.

I want to add "anchors" to my file (so that I can make hyperlinks to a specific place in it).

I need to consider secutity issues - pros and cons of stopping the end user from printing/modifying and so on.

I need to consider acessibility options so that people with limited vision can still use my files

I need to understand whether there are any PDF e-commerce features I can use for selling the files as eBooks, and if so whether I need to do anything special to my PDF files.

There are almost certainly a lot of other issues I don't yet know I need to understand!

I want to know a lot, don't I :-).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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