Any electronic document formats offering interactivity?

Alex Tweedly alex at tweedly.net
Wed Mar 18 20:05:22 EDT 2020


Hi David,

as Richard says, there are many unknowns, or unstated constraints, etc. 
- so anyone who would try to give a detailed answer without more details 
is either:

  - brave

  - foolhardy  or

  - just foolish.


So here I go .... you choose which of the above adjectives fits :-)

Possibly a suitable format is .... HTML.

Not just any old html, but a carefully selected subset / context.

Deliver a single, self-contained file of html. CSS and a small amount of 
JS all inline within the file.

Put in enough JS library/framework  (i.e. probably lift a minimal subset 
of Bootstrap or similar) to provide any kinds of interactivity you need 
such as clever tooltips, etc.), and build a LC tool to create the 
elements you want to place.

-- Alex.

P.S. If you need images then this "single page" idea breaks - you might 
need to make images be "in the cloud" and require Internet connectivity.


On 18/03/2020 18:00, David V Glasgow via use-livecode wrote:
> Hi folks,
>
> I would like to be able to generate a document from LC consisting of a single page (effectively a copy of a card) which can offer some basic interactivity.
>
> I would be pretty happy if users can create a document that would display ‘tooltip-like’ explanatory notes if summary fields are clicked.
>
> I couldn’t make any sense of the interactivity offered by PDF.  I did a bit better with ePub, but the emphasis seems to be on links, animation and video etc, which is far more than I want.
>
> Any advice or suggestions?
>
>
> Best Wishes,
> David Glasgow
> Consultant Forensic & Clinical Psychologist
>
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