Creating a Contemporary Print PDF Design

Speakers

Nate Wolf
Lead Technical Writer, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Start

February 20, 2019 - 2:00 PM

End

February 20, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Creating a Contemporary Print PDF Design

In this session, we’ll talk about designing PDFs for use in modern technical publications. With more content going into online help formats, the PDF document has to evolve. Even with online help portals, there is still a huge need for print documentation. However, we need to examine the use cases to be able to design them for today’s needs.

Although categorized as “print” output, PDFs are rarely actually printed anymore as they once were. Of course there are use cases otherwise, but we need to think about designing these documents to be read on the screen which is the case much of the time now. We’ll talk about page and layout design as well as some single-sourcing elements to enhance your documentation.

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