Re: Chapter first page always recto?

Subject: Re: Chapter first page always recto?
From: Suzette Leeming <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TechWriter <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:34:08 -0500

Our manuals are delivered in PDF format online, so I eliminate all blank
pages. There are some situations where clients may request printed versions
of our manuals and sometimes our salespeople like to show a couple of
manuals when they're on sales calls, so for those situations I publish the
PDF in a duplex format for printing.

I still have my headings at the left margin with paragraphs indented a bit.
Chapters are still numbered but headings are not. I don't include table or
figure captions, nor do I create a list of tables and figures.

Our main emphasis is on the online, browser-based help.

Suzette Leeming



On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 5:49 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> I've never worked on products where no documents are delivered in printed
> form, so no. I have turned out doc sets where some docs were delivered
> printed and others electronically, and in the electronically delivered docs
> were formatted differently from the printed ones.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> On 11/11/2015 10:48 AM, Nancy Allison wrote:
>
>> Hi, all.
>> Have any of you dispensed with having every chapter start on the
>> recto
>> page?
>> I've seen a few recent books that start recto or verso, whichever.
>> My thinking is, for every "Get rid of this blank page!!!" comment from
>> in-house reviewers, there's probably an equal number of users who are
>> also puzzled. Since we no longer ship printed books, and I doubt most
>> customers print our pdfs, people are mostly seeing them on line and
>> are
>> probably wondering why those pages are blank.
>> Has anyone taken the plunge?
>>
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References:
Chapter first page always recto?: From: Nancy Allison
Re: Chapter first page always recto?: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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