RE: starting on page 2

Subject: RE: starting on page 2
From: "Rick_Bishop" <rickbishop -at- austin -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 09:30:48 -0500

Becca: Commercial and government project documents, white papers, internal
policies, etc. almost always say "cover" page whether printed or electronic
as it has the same information a book cover would display. Arabic numbered
pages start with content, which may be a dozen physical pages into the work.
The cover is never numbered and front matter is numbered i, ii, iii, etc.
I believe MLA and APA require numbering the cover or title page in a typical
college paper. In your case, this could stem from an original effort to
'make it easier' for students and teachers when requiring submission of a
specific or minimum page count or may be just following one of the
above-mentioned styles. Whatever the reason, that instructor is your
customer and so, is always right. Do whatever you have to do to satisfy your
current customer.
Rick

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Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 11:01:11 -0700
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
Subject: RE: starting on page 2?

I only mention print as an example that takes the premise to an extreme.
Even now, electronic "books" are patterned after "real" books, to a
greater or lesser degree. I guess I was just curious how far the
proposed format could be stretched. And extremes can be a good way to
highlight flawed logic.

BTW, is the term "cover" a misnomer, when referring to an electronic
document? I still call it a "title page", but is "cover" correct?

-BH
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