Re: Chapters must start on recto page???

Subject: Re: Chapters must start on recto page???
From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 11:02:29 -0400

As always, it depends. :)

If your output is online only, and expected to stay there, I can't see that
it matters.

If your output is hard copy, or you expect your customers to print it out
on their own, then having each chapter start on the recto page makes it
very easy to find when flipping through the book.


Lin


On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 10:55 AM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>wrote:

> I pulled two perfect-bound and one hardbound books off the shelf. First
> ones my hands grabbed.
> Mythical Man Month starts recto. Strunk & White starts wherever. CMS
> starts recto.
>
>
> On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:38:33 -0400, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> Yes, I maintain the standard. I believe some conventions, like this, are
>> in place because they facilitate the end-user experience. In this case, it
>> clearly signals chapter delineation.
>>
>> Chris
>>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 7:24 AM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
>>
>> Hi, all.
>>>
>>> Do you still maintain this standard?
>>>
>>> It creates numerous tedious, petty headaches. If the last page of a
>>> chapter happens to be blank (because the chapter is forced to end on a
>>> verso page), then reviewers ask "why is this page blank? Is this a
>>> mistake?"
>>>
>>> Other reviewers, as we know, demand that you put "This page
>>> intentionally left blank" on the blank page, or "Notes."
>>>
>>> Or, you can fiddle with the preceding text, forcing something onto the
>>> last page no matter what, to eliminate the problem at the cost of a
>>> lot
>>> of strangely placed white space.
>>>
>>> I am strongly tempted to start chapters wherever they start, recto,
>>> verso, I don't care.
>>>
>>> Do you already do this? Was there a pained outcry?
>>>
>>
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References:
Chapters must start on recto page???: From: Nancy Allison
Re: Chapters must start on recto page???: From: Chris Morton
Re: Chapters must start on recto page???: From: Peter Neilson

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