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Why aren't your learning guides published in PDF format?

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The guides you have published are really useful. Why don't you publish them in the PDF format? We haven't published the learning guides as PDFs simply because keeping them as regular Web pages gives us the flexibility of being able to add new links or remove old ones (when necessary) much more quickly and easily than we could do if the documents were created in PDF format. It's a good suggestion, though, and I would venture that if...

we ever created a guide in which we expected the content to remain more static (such as a Linux command cheat sheet), then a PDF could be a good way to go.

You'll notice that our many chapter downloads are in PDF format. For example, check out this chapter from "Linux for non-geeks," published by No Starch Press.

This was first published in July 2004

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