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Way to fit a more than 20 columns wide table in PDF?

I have a table with more than 20 columns. This table is displayed with scrolling on a website. I have to scale these columns for a PDF export. Is there a UI pattern that helps fitting these columns ...
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pdf download url on a webpage

I seem to remember that a browser can be configured via a setting to control what happens when a pdf url is clicked. I think the options are something like "Open in new page" or "Open as file". I ...
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How would you highlight a new question on a FAQ list?

A customer recently inquired to have new items highlighted on a faq list (as shown below) within a pdf. Typically faq questions are listed using a bold font weight. However the customer has stressed ...
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Best way to display a PDF and a web form together

I am making an AngularJS app that will help inspectors of different types of heavy equipment to keep track of the inspection during the process. There are many different pieces of equipment; each ...
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Interactive documents v websites. What research/studies exist to cover when one should be used over the other?

In discussing my question Does any research/study exist on what makes an interactive document better from a user experience perspective? an interesting argument has arisen that using a website is a ...
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PDF: What text color should I use for entered information?

I have several PDF documents that I'm working on that are digitally signed. They include both sigantures and text. I've recently noticed IRS documents that are now using "blue" text for entered ...
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Does any research/study exist on what makes an interactive document better from a user experience perspective?

I am aware that there is a lot of research into page layout methodologies and the flow of design elements (text, diagrams, etc) such as the Gutenberg Diagram, Z-Pattern, F-Pattern, and so on. I'm also ...
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User experience of PDF menus on restaurant websites

Most of us would be familiar with ordering food online from takeaway or fastfood places where the menu is integrated into the ordering form or app. When I recently visited a few restaurant websites ...
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Download button - icon representing the action or subject

When adding an icon to a button labelled 'Download free ebook' one can use an icon to represent either the action (download) or the subject matter (PDF). Which is better? Why? (And is the answer ...
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Best experience for forcing the user to open a form-centric PDF in Reader and not the browser

I have a series of PDF's that are contain a form that must be filled out completely. The form also has a submit button which will save and send the form via email. The intended use case is for the ...
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Which user flow is better for mobile pdf

we have a coupon that must be downloaded and filled out. In mobile which user flow is better experience: OPTION A: CTA says 'Get Coupon Here' upon click user goes directly to the pdf (in an html ...
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What Comes After PDFs? [closed]

I do IA for a large manufacturer. Our product catalog has over 500,000 items in it. Each product has at least two PDF documents associated with it. So, at a minimum, we've got a million PDFs in the ...
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HTML vs. PDF — What are the Pros and Cons of PDF?

From 2003: http://www.nngroup.com/articles/pdf-unfit-for-human-consumption/ PDF is good for printing, but that's it. Don't use it for online presentation. Since then more and more devices can ...
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Best way to setup search for large amounts of PDFs etc

My first post here and hoping to get some useful insight and feedback. I'm working on a redesign project (UX & IA) for a local gov't client with a large amount of PDF documents. One of the project ...
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When is it appropriate to publish ebooks vs. PDF?

Our company has a series of printed publications that need to be added to our website. These publications are strictly informative in nature - no marketing, no advertising, no product features or help....
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Is “Get Adobe Acrobat” still necessary for business websites?

First off I think its important to say this is a business to business website that isn't web / techy related. It's a manufacturing company selling to blue collared contractors. On our existing site ...
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Placing Adobe pdf into Axure [closed]

Is there a way to place Adobe assets into Axure? I am hoping to place an InDesign-generated pdf into Axure, but placing an indesign or illustrator file directly would be great too.. However, I cannot ...
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Need some bulk download ideas for elderly users

I have a page where users will download pdf statements. Historically they must download them one at a time and this is a point of frustration. I'd like to offer a bulk download option. My first ...
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What is considered to be the best practice regarding making PDF files easily browse-able for mobile users?

What is considered to be the best practice regarding making PDF files easily browse-able for mobile users? Should PDFs be converted to responsive web pages whenever possible?
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Dealing with “Walls of text” and PDF documents

I'm working on a piece for a financial institution in the US - im just wondering if there is a better way to display walls of text. The app itself has maybe about 7 instances of T&Cs of all kinds, ...
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best practices for sending invoices/bills via email

Our B2B mobile app for food delivery to businesses sends an email to the recipient as soon as the recipient accepts the delivery on the delivery driver's mobile app. The email contains the signed ...
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Best Practice For Opening PDFs in a Datatable/Table? [duplicate]

In reference to a question asked back last October "Should PDFs open in a new tab?" I implemented the method of PDFs opening in the current browser tab (as provided to be an answer to the question). ...