(01/27/11) A translation of this page to German is available from Alexandra Seremina. My hnmble thanks goes out to her.
The title of the article---rather long---pretty much tells
it all. The initial draft of this paper was written for a colleague
who didn't know much about LaTeX and I expanded and polished the
article with that same point of view. Neither do I assume the
reader knows much about Adobe Acrobat suite of software.
The primary emphasis is on how to create pdf documents that
are creatures of the internet: interactive, colorful, pleasing
to the eye. Most importantly, such documents must be able
to be read on a computer screen (for long periods of time).
These stated goals are in contrast to simply putting a scientific
paper on the web for others to download and print---LaTeX and
pdf works very well for that application as well. See below
for a discussion on how to prepare scientific papers for the web
The actual article, hyper.pdf
can be viewed on-line or off-line. If you want to download off-line
and read (probably recommended), you need to download the two
files hyper.pdf and hytarg.pdf;
the latter file is a dummy pdf file to jump to in some of the
If you want to pursue this topic further, I've included these
two files on the web site
The first one might be a start-up file for a sample document
you might want to put together...modify it as you will. The second
file, webplain.sty, is the page layout
of the article. It is a good starting point for your own web style
package. I messed around with the format of the table of contents
to make it look more like the tables of content of my tutorials
e-Calculus and Algebra
Review in Ten Lessons.
New! The Web.sty
package referenced above has recently been enhanced (5/1/99) to
include many additional features: options for dvipsone, dvips,
pdftex, navibar (a navigational menu bar), a choice of styles
of for the table of contents, etc. There is a companion package
called Exerquiz.sty which defines
environments for creating on-line exercises, short multiple choice
quizzes (with/without solutions) and longer multiple choice quizzes
above are required. The current version of the Acrobat Reader
is 4.0. The two packages can be accessed at Web
and Exerquiz Home page
I would be very much interested in hearing
your reaction to this article. Also, should you have any corrections,
or suggestions about how to improve the presentation, please contact
me. I would be interested in communicating with you, maybe sharing
knowledge and improving my techniques.
Proposal: It would be nice if this article could
grow with the aid of the expertise of the LaTeX community. If
you want to contribute a \section to this article, I would be
happy to include it.
Another Related Link:
Markus G. Kuhn has an html page with recommendations for anyone
who wants to use TeX/LaTeX to put scientific papers on the Web:
Scientific Electronic Publishing
I truly hope these articles are of some
value to you.
Now I simply must get back to work!
Other Sights at this Site:
AcroTeX (Site Overview)
Algebra Review in Ten Lessons
Homepage of D. P. Story
Algeboard (PDF Game)
Giants of Calculus (PDF Game)
Pdfmarks:Links and Forms
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