Re: Footer redundancy (or "What am I missing?"

Subject: Re: Footer redundancy (or "What am I missing?"
From: "Kyle Kimberlin" <kyle_kimberlin -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 12:14:09 -0700


In our manuals, we have the chapter title in the header, and page number in the footer. We use the same format: chapter 2, page 6 would read "2-6."

I agree with you - the chapter number is redundant. Readers are looking for content, the chapter name, more often than the chapter number.


J. Kyle Kimberlin
Technical Writer
Digital Instruments, Veeco Metrology Group
Santa Barbara, CA. USA
Kyle -at- di -dot- com

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To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Subject: Footer redundancy (or "What am I missing?"
Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 17:11:20 +0000

Our manuals now use the following format for page
numbers in footers: <chapter #>-<page #>

Our even-page footers contain the above format in the
left corner of the footer and the manual name in the
right corner of the footer.

Our odd-page footers contain information similar to that
of the following example in the left corner of the

The page number appears in the right corner of the odd-
page footer.

My manager sees no need to remove "CHAPTER 4." from the
odd-page footer, while I am certain that it should be
removed because the chapter number is already in the
page number.

Am I missing something?

Bonnie Granat

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