RE: OT: (almost) Blank Pages

Subject: RE: OT: (almost) Blank Pages
From: "John Fleming" <johnf -at- ecn -dot- ab -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 03:38:32 -0700

First, thanks for the smile.

Second, I don't know. Maybe it's an immature streak in me, but I
have, on occasion, gone out of my way to put at least one
"intentionally blank" page into a printed document. Somehow, they
just don't seem complete without one. And they are easy enough to
slip in when the project is a procedure manual for a smaller client.


Subject: OT: (almost) Blank Pages
From: jgarison -at- ide -dot- com
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 15:47:51 -0500
X-Message-Number: 61

I got this recently from a source I can't find. But it was fun and
a subject that always baffled me with its flagrant incorrectness.

Rather than repeating "This page intentionally left blank," whoever
"Lunar-Mars Life Support Test Project: Phase III Final Report" got

* The relative blankness of this page in no way diminishes its
usefulness in
the report.

* Blank page prevention words.

* With these words, this page is no longer blank but is complete.

* This sentence lets you know this page was not a mistake.

* This almost blank page was intentional.

* This page intentionally left unblank.

* Despite these words, this page is blank.

* Without this mostly blank page, the following text would be on the
side of the paper.

So ... for those of you still doing print manuals - what DO you do in


John Fleming
Technical Writer
Edmonton, Alberta
email: johnf -at- ecn -dot- ab -dot- ca

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