RE: Are chapter numbes a thing of the past?

Subject: RE: Are chapter numbes a thing of the past?
From: "Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)" <MadelynBoudreaux -at- ge -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 12:25:03 -0400

Char James-Tanny wrote:

>Here's my issue. There's a book with 600 pages on my desk.
>Someone says to me, the information you want is on page 6-103.
>OK then. Let's see...maybe halfway through? Nope, that's page
>4-23. Hmmm...ok, maybe if I divide the remaining book in half
>and look there?
>
>I could spend (or waste) several minutes just trying to find
>the dratted page.

I'm in the middle of a project, proofing thousands of pages of material
that has been translated into several languages, and I keep running into
this problem and I go through the translation and compare it to the
English version. (Note: I'm not proofreading, I'm proofing layout,
formatting, numbering, etc.)

It's especially annoying in the PDFs, although I could use the Find tool
if I just remembered to do it. For some reason, "finding" a page number
slips my mind repeatedly.

However, in the printed manual, we have tabs to split out the chapters.
If those tabs actually had the chapter numbers on them, it would make my
life SO MUCH EASIER!

But they don't (Well, didn't. My trusty Sharpie took care of that
issue.)

Sincerely,
Madelyn Boudreaux
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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: John Posada
Re: Are chapter numbes a thing of the past?: From: Char James-Tanny

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