Re: same-named heading1s in different chapters ?

Subject: Re: same-named heading1s in different chapters ?
From: Sean Brierley <sean -dot- brierley -at- gerbertechnology -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2015 16:39:57 -0500

Try using gerunds for your headings. Is the heading text still the same in
both places?

On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 2:41 PM, Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
wrote:

> Hello, WR-L-ers,
>
> Iâve ended up with two chapters that both have a heading1, â<topic-name>â.
> It really is the correct name for both instances, within the context of
> their respective chapters.
>
> But somehow it just doesnât seem quite right to do this. (Iâve just added
> an xref in the first chapter to the same-named heading1 section in another
> chapter, which is what made me wonder about the wisdom of my chosen
> heading1 titles.) So I thought Iâd query the hive to find out your thoughts?
>
> I could see the answer varying depending on the delivery method. In this
> case itâs a FrameMaker-authored PDF doc. It will (never?) be delivered as
> HTML, so no chance of conflicting URL page names. And internal xrefs (which
> are live hyperlinks in the PDF) always have a page number included, so
> thereâs no chance of the user ending up in the wrong section.
>
> I could of course make the headings have longer text to provide context,
> but then for parallelism Iâd want to rename the other chaptersâ topics
> (which by chance do not repeat). The result would be excessive wordiness
> and a much harder to scan/comprehend ToC.
>
> Thoughts?
> -Monique
>
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