Re: Chapter first page always recto?

Subject: Re: Chapter first page always recto?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:18:18 -0800

That won't stop things from being on different pages in print and
online versions.

For anyone reading a PDF on screen it's much more user-friendly to
have just a single sequence of page numbers starting from 1.

On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 2:07 PM, Margaret Cekis
<margaret -dot- cekis -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
> Gene Kim-Eng added a caveat for having different pagination for printed and
> online PDF versions: "Give careful consideration if you contemplate having
> different pagination for printed and PDF versions of the same doc,
> especially if you are not using numbered paragraphs. Sooner or later, there
> will come a time when a user viewing the PDF is attempting to coordinate
> remotely with a user with a printed manual, and they will not be able to
> sync their places by page number. Might only be a minor annoyance...unless
> the users are attempting to perform emergency medical procedures or diagnose
> an in-flight engine failure.
> ___________________________________________________
> Gene and Nancy:
> I deal with this by having chapter-based pagination. All front matter pages
> have lowercase roman numerals, and sections or chapter have 1-1, 2-1, etc.,
> and if there is an appendix A-1, or A1-1, A2-1, or A-1, B-1, C-1 for
> multiple appendices. Except for very large documents with numerous tables
> and figures, I usually just number tables and illustrations sequentially. In
> major reference documents, I have added chapter-based numbering : Table 1-1,
> Figure 2-1, Table 3-1, or whatever. If there are more than a few of either,
> I add lists of tables and figures to the front matter. Regardless of
> whether there are blank pages at the ends of chapters, the page numbers
> match. YMMV.
> Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA
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References:
Re: Re: Chapter first page always recto?: From: Nancy Allison
Re: Chapter first page always recto?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Chapter first page always recto?: From: Margaret Cekis

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