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How would you prefer to read several articles on a topic?
(Check all that apply)

Read them all online, an article at a time
65%
446
Download a series of articles as a PDF
24%
166
It depends (please explain below)
11%
76

Total votes cast: 688

Comments & Write-in Answers

none of the above. I would like to read in a magazine or book form. Something I can read anywhere.

6/2/2008 9:59:38 PM

if i need step-by-step instructions i'll print out

6/2/2008 1:08:20 PM

i love the links to related articles

6/2/2008 3:03:50 AM

full articles via RSS (as opposed to visiting site)

6/1/2008 4:12:03 PM

Both options would be nice, especially for reading versus printouts

5/31/2008 11:51:37 PM

quickly read 1st then refer back highlight'g specific area of interest to refer back too

5/31/2008 10:41:14 PM

depends on length of download

5/31/2008 8:25:27 PM

best would be physical copy in front of me. reading on the computer makes my head ache.

5/31/2008 4:46:09 PM

For when I am in a location without internert, I want PDF filesfor magazine reading. Online after ?

5/31/2008 2:48:36 PM

It would depend on whether I'm doing research on a particular topic for a reason or just browsing.

5/30/2008 10:02:49 PM

If I'm interested, I'd download what I want to read and ignore the rest.

5/30/2008 2:20:39 PM

If I were reading off the computer, I would read them online, but I most prefer to read magazines

5/30/2008 1:34:10 PM

Remember that those of us in rural locations have dial-up internet, it takes a while.

5/30/2008 12:59:08 PM

Would want to download specific articles only if I wanted to save it or read at a later time

5/30/2008 9:42:06 AM

PDF if want to read while not a pc, or what to keep in file of similars.

5/30/2008 9:09:16 AM

short articles=on-line; long/detailed=pdf

5/30/2008 9:02:14 AM

Offer either option

5/30/2008 12:21:05 AM

If it can/will be used as reference, pdf is best to keep it. If it is only a one time read, online.

5/29/2008 11:03:12 PM

I like to peruse an article online and if I want to pass it along to someone, I prefer a pdf

5/29/2008 9:38:29 PM

depends on how long & how sent. leave out the html graphics

5/29/2008 9:15:55 PM

many rural folks still dialup slow connect

5/29/2008 5:42:59 PM

INformation now vs reference information. If for reference want PDF. If for information only, read

5/29/2008 4:26:55 PM

Human/horse interest I read, Safety/Health issues I often save for future ref.

5/29/2008 4:25:03 PM

I prefer them to be arranged by topic then with related articles.

5/29/2008 3:44:11 PM

I print if I'll be sitting some place for a while. (like dr. office)

5/29/2008 3:27:40 PM

It depends on what the Articles are about.

5/29/2008 3:25:55 PM

I love to be able to make the choice between online and a magazine

5/29/2008 12:58:29 PM

time, network speed, location

5/29/2008 12:30:25 PM

It depends on how much time I have, I would like to option to do either.

5/29/2008 12:09:37 PM

I like to pick and choose what to read at what time, and having them all available at one time

5/29/2008 8:23:37 AM

Keep for easy reference

5/28/2008 11:52:59 PM

Some articles I prefer to keep a copy of. Easier to print than find it online again!

5/28/2008 10:59:31 PM

Some articles are news, some are information. I'd like to keep the informative - like nutrition, etc

5/28/2008 8:45:32 PM

If it is an ongoing story, I'd prefer to see it as it happens. Otherwise, a series is best.

5/28/2008 4:22:57 PM

back problems in horses

5/28/2008 2:30:39 PM

Easiest to download all and read as time permits. Often I print so I can read anywhere.

5/28/2008 12:39:12 PM

absolutely HATE pdf files, any way but that!

5/28/2008 11:49:50 AM

time is a factor

5/28/2008 10:55:53 AM

I would read online, but want to print out items that I needed to understand in detail or long.

5/28/2008 9:57:55 AM

Medical articles are always great - so informative for the average horse owner - read all

5/28/2008 9:28:35 AM

Either way - doesn't matter. Whatever works 4 u.

5/28/2008 9:25:38 AM

It depends on my time availability. I'd use both methods.

5/28/2008 9:21:17 AM

how long and how many articles

5/28/2008 9:20:24 AM

The size of the download.Easy retrieval w/Dnld.Available time.

5/28/2008 6:19:19 AM

Short summary online, detailed article as pdf (also for future reference)

5/28/2008 2:30:31 AM

Its great for school, to be able to have both so I can access info w/o saving them all to my laptop

5/28/2008 12:55:38 AM

Read online but have available as PDF downloads

5/27/2008 11:41:49 PM

Depend on my interest in the articles, of course

5/27/2008 11:29:13 PM

I prefer articles in a PDF format so I can read them at my leisure.

5/27/2008 11:18:09 PM

with permission would like to be able to print & share with noncomp hsing customers

5/27/2008 10:43:40 PM

Ooption to print out longer articles to read later.

5/27/2008 8:32:30 PM

...and be able to print separately for future reference if desired.

5/27/2008 5:57:35 PM

Gives you the option of reading clear copy on line in PDF form while at the same time you can print

5/27/2008 5:55:04 PM

Time and machine availability

5/27/2008 5:49:34 PM

Pick and choose PDF articles from a comprehensive list and download them.

5/27/2008 5:07:28 PM

One at a time, and access to the others through the archive. thanks!

5/27/2008 5:01:32 PM

Depends on length and depth of article. Prefer PDFs for chart/graphs.

5/27/2008 4:39:43 PM

read them online after pulling up a topice and being given all articles that pertain as you do now

5/27/2008 4:27:35 PM

Sometimes I get tired of looking at a computer screen, so would download, especially if wanted to ke

5/27/2008 4:19:28 PM

Links inside of each article to the other articles

5/27/2008 4:05:13 PM

I prefer to read in depth and technical article in print; would want good abstracts before downloads

5/27/2008 4:02:47 PM

It depends on how much time I have available, or if I consider the article worth saving in my files.

5/27/2008 3:58:59 PM

If I'm interested, the PDF would be preferable. If my interest is mild, online is fine.

5/27/2008 3:57:21 PM

if important to me, I'd rather have PDF that I can print out & keep. if not, then simply online

5/27/2008 3:54:07 PM

I like to look them up the way we do now. Thanks

5/27/2008 3:48:23 PM

short articles, on-line is OK; longer articles, downloading a file would be better

5/27/2008 3:41:41 PM

choice

5/27/2008 3:39:42 PM

time makes the PDF file a good option - but too much paper if that is only option.

5/27/2008 3:38:11 PM

Read them online with links to related articles. Printer friendly option.

5/27/2008 3:32:50 PM

It's ok to group them, but provide an index and categorize them, make them searchable

5/27/2008 3:29:12 PM

If I am really concerned and need to share with someone, I want to print it. Otherwise, on the net.

5/27/2008 3:20:42 PM

If a topic has long term interest or complex articles, I would pdf, but topical events, read online

5/27/2008 3:15:25 PM

depends on the subject and if the articles are no older then two years old.

5/27/2008 3:10:49 PM

Depends on my immediate need of information or if I am just reasearching casually.

5/27/2008 3:05:43 PM

depends on the length and depth of the article

5/27/2008 2:59:44 PM

I perfer the format you are using now! Artical that are current or news.

5/27/2008 2:55:18 PM

I would rather have a bullet point summary of each of the artices and pick the one that apeals most

5/27/2008 2:48:57 PM

have the articles summarized and linked to the more detailed articles

5/27/2008 2:46:46 PM

I would like links on them to post an opinion.

5/27/2008 2:44:41 PM

I still prefer to read them in a magazine to take with me.

5/27/2008 2:35:21 PM

If the article relates to something I am doing or will be doing I would to download it to reference

5/27/2008 2:34:53 PM

It depends on if I would need to print out any information I may need to keep...

5/27/2008 2:18:04 PM