Any electronic document formats offering interactivity?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Thu Mar 19 12:53:55 EDT 2020

David V Glasgow wrote:

 > The interactivity within LC is no problem.  The user effectively
 > creates a ‘dashboard’ profile representing their own assessment of
 > multiple risk factors at play in a particular case.  Currently, a
 > representation of the resultant profile can then be captured as static
 > image or PDF.  To keep the dashboard as clean as possible, within the
 > app, explanatory notes are hidden unless labels are clicked.  I was
 > wondering if it might be possible to retain just this aspect of
 > functionality.  So someone viewing previously saved profiles could
 > access pop-up explanatory notes.  It seems to me that PDF could offer
 > that, but 1 it is hard to do and 2 many PDF viewers don’t offer the
 > interactivity promised by Adobe.
 > I did briefly consider HTML, but wanted to deliver a single file as
 > the output, and an image of the dashboard profile is essential.

Being an LC fanboy I'd suggest making a viewer app in LC for these 
documents. :)

But ePub may be an excellent choice here: the format is essentially 
HTML/CSS in a Zip wrapper - all the things we love about HTML/CSS, 
delivered in a tidy single file.

You could write an exporter from your stack if you need to do it often.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at      

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