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Subject:Re: Are chapter numbes a thing of the past? From:Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Keith Hansen <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com> Date:Thu, 23 Apr 2009 11:11:46 -0400
On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 10:57 AM, Keith Hansen <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com> wrote:
> Question: Is there any situation where pagination such as 5-23, 7-89,
> 11-27, etc. is preferable? Why?
They made us change to this form of numbering at a previous job.
Their excuse was that it made it easier for the translators to swap
out chapters in a manual if only one chapter changed.
We were supposedly being charged by the translators for every page
that changed, even if only the page number changed. I always thought
that was a bit bogus, as FrameMaker automaticially renumbers pages, so
why would they charge for something that the software does
At any rate, I find that having each chapter numbered separately is a
huge usability issue for me as a reader, as well as being a right pain
in the rump to set up and maintain as a writer. I vastly prefer
numbing a manual from 1 to x. And now that I'm a lone writer, that's
how I roll. =)
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