Chapter 8. Why PDF? The Proof Is in the Printing

An interactive PDF offers many benefits over HTML Web pages, but the most obvious is its printing capabilities. I try to point out to prospective clients that Web sites are good for text-based information, but when it comes to graphics and photographs, there really is no comparison; PDF is the best format. In addition, although clients can print individual pages of a site, they can’t print the whole Web site in one shot. But by downloading a version of a site in PDF form, they can print one or all of the pages with one click.

Web page pictures are usually highly compressed JPEG images, which means they display quickly in the browser. These low-resolution images at 72 dots per inch (dpi) are good ...

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