When people want to read from the screen

Why make the document look just like paper if it is not meant to be used on paper?

For example, a two-column layout works very well on paper. It doesn't work well on the web if you can't see the entire page without scrolling. On the screen, people have to scroll down while reading only halfway across the screen and then scroll up again to read the second column.

A document like the U. S. Department of Agriculture Issue Brief in Figure 5-14 just begs to be printed and read off-line.

fS At 800 X 600, with the <rt) text at 80 percent, you would have to scroll to see this part of the page.

Figure 5-14 A two-column PDF document does not work well if readers have to scroll to read the columns.

fS At 800 X 600, with the <rt) text at 80 percent, you would have to scroll to see this part of the page.

Figure 5-14 A two-column PDF document does not work well if readers have to scroll to read the columns.

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