RE: Question on landscape headers and footers

Subject: RE: Question on landscape headers and footers
From: "Stuart Rogers" <srogers -at- phoenix-geophysics -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 14:00:26 -0400

I'd agree with Dick, only adding that the *reason* for the convention is
that headers and footers exist in order to help a user flip through a
book quickly while knowing what section/chapter/page number etc. they
are looking at. If the headers/footers change to landscape for the odd
page here and there, they become useless for their purpose since they
effectively "disappear" from the usual place.


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"Richardson, Leigh" <Leigh -dot- Richardson -at- mirant -dot- com> wrote:

> Do you think the headers and footers on landscape pages should be in
> portrait to match the rest of book or landscape to match the content?

Dick Margulis replied:

Headers and footers should match the rest of the book, with the page
contents turned in between them. This is not a dilemma; it's a
longstanding convention. It is also technically difficult in some
programs (such as Word), so a lot of people don't do it. That doesn't
make them correct, however.

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