Re: starting on page 2?

Subject: Re: starting on page 2?
From: Kaye Adkins <kadkinsphd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:16:20 -0500

This is why we have "style guide day" in my technical documentation class--I
bring in Sun, MS, a smattering of others (including an old one by Wired
Magazine and an ISO 9000 handbook) and them make them surf the Web for style
guides. A rollicking good time is had by all.

Kaye Adkins

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 1:53 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> And *if *APA style, please understand that much of the real world doesn't
> adhere to it.
>
> Four years ago a freshly-minted PhD was assigned to oversee our five-person
> (software) technical writing department and had never heard of any style
> other than APA. He had certainly never heard of the *Chicago Manual of
> Style
> *, nor style guides published by Sun Microsystems, Apple Computer and
> Microsoft regarding sw documentation. It took weeks to convince him that he
> knew not of what he spoke.
>
> </peace out>
>
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:25 AM, Kaye Adkins <kadkinsphd -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> > Teacher speaking here--ask for clarification.
> >
> > I'm guessing that what's going on here is something like APA style. In
> APA,
> > page 1 is a title page that includes title, author, organization, etc.
> The
> > number may or may not appear on this. (Personally, I don't make my
> students
> > fight with Word, and I let them show the running header with the page
> > number.) The text of the paper/report/project begins on page 2.
> >
> > Kaye Adkins
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 12:14 PM, Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> > > In two classes that I'm taking, we've been given specific formats for
> our
> > > projects... and they always start on page 2, with the cover page being
> > > considered as page one. I've asked both teachers about this, and they
> > both
> > > feel that this is the way it's always been done.
> > >
> > > Since when has a cover page been considered page 1? I've noticed in
> Word
> > 10
> > > that it takes a ton of finessing to get the first real page to be
> > paginated
> > > as page 1, that it's automatically determined that the cover page is
> page
> > 1.
> > >
> > > When did this change take place? and why? And why does Word enforce it
> > so?
> > >
> > > -becca
> > >
> > >
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