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I have a different theory (for the second example). The writer may have been
using a tool like inDesign and was told that the result would be printed
locally, double-sided and saddlestitched. He or she probably didn't know how
to revise the 2-up or 4-up format to get all the pages to print
consecutively with the correct numbered page on the other side, and as a
short (sloppy) cut, put in all those blank pages to provide the correct
number of folded-over pages.
Just a theory, not an excuse.
2010/1/10 Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
> I suspect that it is significant that these manuals are both for medical
> (i.e. highly regulated) products, and that in both cases the total page
> count is exactly 40. I'm hypothesizing that at some point in the product's
> regulatory history it was established that the product shall have a 40-page
> manual, and that is what the company is delivering. Our healthcare dollars
> hard at work...
> -Fred Ridder
> > Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 13:12:01 -0500
> > Subject: Re: Manual fail...
> > From: milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com
> > To: dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com
> > CC: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > And this one, from page 16 onward:
> > http://www.cordislabeling.com/pdf/9578500_1.pdf
> > --
> > Milan Davidović
> > http://altmilan.blogspot.com
> > http://delicious.com/milan_davidovic
> > 2010/1/10 Milan Davidović <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>:
> > > On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 6:21 AM, David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > >> See <http://www.viddler.com/explore/failblog/videos/400/6.606/>
> > >>
> > >> I can't help but wonder if this actually got into customers' hands...
> > >
> > > See this for a variation, from p. 25 onward:
> > >
> > > http://www.cordislabeling.com/pdf/9578500_3.pdf
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