#207 doc: distribute documentation as PDF

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closed
2016-04-24
2005-06-29
RS
No

I would like to suggest to distribute the documentation
as PDF files, i.e. as provided on CTAN.

This has a couple of significant advantages over DVI files:

  • PDF is searchable
  • text can be copied from the PDF file
  • PDF provides bookmarks (a lot of packages use hyperref
    for the PDF documentation)
  • PDF looks better (better anti-aliasing; a number of
    packages
    applies a more attractive layout to the PDF version)
  • PDF does not rely on fonts being installed
  • the MiKTeX team doesn't have to compile the
    documentation

Disadvantage:

  • PDF files are usually larger

Considering the advantages, the latter can be
neglected, in my opinion.

Best regards,
Robert.

Discussion

  • Christian Schenk

    • status: open --> closed
    • Milestone: --> None
     
  • Christian Schenk

    PDF is the default doc format.

     

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