Viewing print-centric documents onscreen

Tofu is an experimental onscreen document reader by Amar Sagoo. It works by re-flowing text into narrow columns, much like a newspaper. (Click the small image at Sagoo's site to view a full-size preview of the result.) The result is that text is easier to scan, and you scroll horizontally through long documents, instead of vertically.

Documents that are meant to be viewed onscreen, such as "read me" files and Help, should be designed for optimal display and usability in the onscreen environment. Unfortunately, few are, so when you come across a document mired in printed-work conventions, reformatting that document in the manner of Tofu can be quite useful.

Posted: October 5, 2003 link to this item, Tweet this item, respond to this item