Re: Page ranges in indexes: Do you use them?

Subject: Re: Page ranges in indexes: Do you use them?
From: "Jo Baer" <jbaer -at- tcfbank -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 15:55:31 -0500

Salan Sinclair wrote: (in brief)

> Do you use page ranges in indexes?

We use some page ranges in our indexes, but not a lot. If the discussion of the topic starts on one page and continues
uninterrupted, we don't use a page range. If the topic covers several pages, and is the main focus of those pages, but there
are other topics interspersed, we use a page range. We use a bold page number to denote a main entry for a topic.

The reasoning behind this is that if a topic is treated continuously, the reader will be able to detect that. If a number of
pages focus on one topic, but with others interspersed, the reader may well think that the discussion has ended as soon as
another topic is introduced.

Jo Baer
Senior Technical Writer
TCF National Bank
Minneapolis, Minnesota
jbaer -at- -dot- tcfbank -dot- com

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