SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Labeling a PDF Archive
Re: [Sigia-l] Labeling a PDF Archive
From: Matthew Rehkopf (matt.rehkopf_at_experiencethread.com)
Date: Fri Mar 14 2003 - 12:06:40 EST
"If you can use incorporate the Acrobat icon that seems to help. People
remember what Acrobat is or what PDF means, but they do seem more likely to
remember what the icon stands for because they've seen it before when
opening PDF files."
I agree. That's exactly what I did for our internal site that links to many
types of files, not just PDFs:
I think the task here is not to figure out the best way to *rename* the PDF
file type, but rather what is the best way to *educate* the user as to what
it is. Why? Because once they leave your site, they are going to encounter
the name "PDF" again anyway. It seems counter-intuitive, in this little
matter, to create a new name; it will only cause confusion in the long run.
Eventually, people will learn, just as they have what a word doc and excel
file is, and we should seek to facilitate it.
When replying, please *trim your post* as much as possible.
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