RE: Are chapter numbes a thing of the past?

Subject: RE: Are chapter numbes a thing of the past?
From: "Keith Hansen" <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 09:57:11 -0500

Char wrote:
<<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.>>

Jonathan wrote:
<<Clause 5.3, not page 5-3. The fact that you number clauses doesn't
mean that you restart page numbering at the start of each chapter.>>

I've seen books that do precisely this: they restart page numbering at
the start of each chapter, and page numbers are always preceded by
chapter number (such as 5-23, 7-89, 11-27).

Personally, I hate this. It's especially annoying when using a long,
detailed index that is cluttered with this kind of page numbering. I
much prefer simple sequential pagination throughout the book (e.g., the
first page is 1; the last page is 759).

Question: Is there any situation where pagination such as 5-23, 7-89,
11-27, etc. is preferable? Why?

Keith
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Are chapter numbes a thing of the past?: From: Saunders, Ian
Re: Are chapter numbes a thing of the past?: From: Jonathan West
Re: Are chapter numbes a thing of the past?: From: Char James-Tanny
Re: Are chapter numbes a thing of the past?: From: Jonathan West

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