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4. Creating PDF and Other Editions > 35. Create an HTML Edition from Your Word ...

Create an HTML Edition from Your Word Processor

Offer readers both PDF and HTML editions of your work and they will love you.

PDF is the ideal medium for preserving your document’s look. HTML is a better choice for distributing your document’s data. Your source document can give you both, as shown in Figure 4-4.

Different editions for different purposes; let readers decide
Figure 4-4. Different editions for different purposes; let readers decide

PDF does have newer features for tagging document data, allowing it to behave somewhat like HTML. However, PDF tagging can double your file size. Also, only a few, proprietary programs are able to tease the tagged data out of a PDF. Consider attaching alternative editions or even attaching the source document to your PDF [Hack #54] instead of tagging.


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