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Re: Print Margins

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From: Austin, Darrel
Date: Jan 28, 2005 1:06PM


> Our service is very local U.S.-- a small, rural transit agency. Paper
> size is still an issue though. The best we could do in getting all
> the info onto the schedule was legal size, which isn't always
> somethig folks have around the house. However, there is a second way
> to print the schedules. They are also available as data tables in
> html documents.

I'm not sure if there is much point in offering legal sized PDF
documents...especially if you are offering the HTML version anyways.

Have you considered redesigning the PDFs so they're 'letter' sized happy?
(Of course, at that time, you could take into accound margin issues as well
along with A4 paper...which, AFAIK, the entire planet uses instead of us
Americans. ;o)

FYI, just a thought. I rarely ride the bus, but when I've had to, I've never
found PDF bus schedules useful. What I'd really like to do is be able to
type in point a, then point b and have the web site tell me what bus to take
and what times I can take it at. Granted, this would be a tad more complex
than uploading some PDF files, and public transist is rarely the most funded
entity these days. ;o)

> So...now I'm thinking that perhaps the html tables themselves, since
> they are very much scalable, should be the focus of my print efforts,
> since they are already quite accessible?

I would agree with that. Of course, if you already have paper documents
anyways, it's not a big deal to offer them as PDFs online as an option. But
I'd definitely put the most effort trying to get the HTML versions nice and
usable.

-Darrel