Re: Are chapter numbes a thing of the past?

Subject: Re: Are chapter numbes a thing of the past?
From: Char James-Tanny <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 09:21:50 -0400

> The main reason numbers are put in is for ease and clarity of
> reference. It is much easer to tell someone "Take a look at section
> 5.3 of the XYZ Guide" than to say "look at the section titled
> 'left-handed widgets' halfway down page 27 of the XYZ Guide".

I've always had the opposite reaction...it's much easier for me to
find page 27 in a printed book (no matter how long it is) than it is
for me to find page 5-3.

I worked on a 600-page printed manual for a client last year. One
chapter (programmer's reference) was almost 300 pages long (chapter
11). I still don't know how anyone found anything easily.

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Are chapter numbes a thing of the past?: From: Saunders, Ian
Re: Are chapter numbes a thing of the past?: From: Jonathan West

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