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Re: PDF resize


From: L Snider
Date: Nov 22, 2020 9:54AM

For your EPUB question, yes overall EPUBs give more choice than PDFs. For
example, you can change the font, font size, etc. EPUBs are basically a
website in an EPUB box, so they are far more versatile. The issue you are
talking about in terms of zoom, as well as using PDFs on mobile, were major
factors against PDF until a couple of months ago when Adobe finally (after
eons) made them a bit better on mobile and zoom.

Use of EPUBs will be more, because one can get a good module for Word, and
produce them in Google Docs, etc. However, in my personal view, EPUBs are
still problematic because of the readers...Almost all the readers are not
accessible in some way (except two), major issue. Microsoft pulled support
for EPUBs through EDGE, and in my view that made things much harder...it
was fairly accessible, and if you owned a Windows machine, you likely had
EDGE. That change in my view was a game changer, in the wrong direction,
for EPUB use. Plus the PR for EPUBs is harder, business has not
traditionally used them for many reasons. I believe we need more uptake by
large business (not just IBM) to get this going more.

Hope that helps!



On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 3:51 AM Edelényi Zsolt < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi,
> Thank you for your contribution so far.
> Jonathan:
> > you could use the zoom feature in the viewer to increase text size up to
> 200% of the default -- even with scrolling in two directions.
> Jerra:
> > If you look at the "failures" for 1.4.4, basically if enlarging text
> causes
> > things to become unreadable by pushing them out of view or making things
> > overlap, that's a problem.
> Duff:
> > Not sure what you are referring to here. PDF can be reflowed in an
> interoperable manner via Tagged PDF, but thus far few applications leverage
> Tagged PDF for reflow purposes.
> To summarize:**You *can enlarge***PDF but*need**scrolling*. You cannot
> reflowed without special technology.
> Question: *This**means success or failure of 1.4.4. in case of PDFs? *
> I am also wondering, if ePUB is better choice than PDF for accessible
> publications. What do you think?
> Zsolt
> > > > >