TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Laughably amateurish as it is, I use the chapter and page
numbering system you describe. The only difference is that I
use Y for the glossary, and Z for the index, reasoning that
they must be the last two elements of back-matter.
I also use 0 as a chapter number for the front matter, but
this appears nowhere except in my file labels, and helps to
sort them into the correct sequence in Explorer. In the
front matter document itself, I leave the title page
unnumbered, and start numbering the remainder at 1, in
lower-case Roman numerals.
So I get this sort of thing.
0 Front matter (i, ii, iii, etc.)
1 Introduction (1.1, 1.2, 1.3 etc.)
2 Listed applications
3 Front panel programming
4 Configuration utility programming
5 Peripheral installation
6 Commissioning and service
A System calculations
B Listing requirements by type
C Tables of addresses
If I go over single-digits, it goes:
Wheeee. I avoid the derision of my readers by carefully
isolating myself from them, using a support department,
marketing staff, and a compliance department.
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as:
archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.