Re: Odd/Even formatting

Subject: Re: Odd/Even formatting
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:11:48 -0500

They don't put in the PDF what the original word processing/desktop publishing application includes? That would be a dealbreaker.

One generally does not include front matter in the TOC, just the actual document content. First item in the TOC should be 1. I highly doubt that very many readers would find that confusing.

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On 8/29/2018 2:33 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

Lots of PDF-generating tools don't support Roman numerals for front matter.

I think it's less confusing for readers to start with 1.

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:45 AM, Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com> wrote:
You don't need to do that. I use roman numerals for the front matter and
regular numbering for the rest of the document. When your TOC is generated,
the links go right to the appropriate pages. When you insert a
cross-reference link to a heading it goes right to the correct page. If you
put in a cross-reference link to a page number it goes right to the correct
page. I could link to a front matter roman numeral page number as well.No
subtraction required. It's all very automated and you don't have to change
the page number if you add or delete content that affects page numbering. If
you're manually editing page numbers you're wasting a lot of time.
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Odd/Even formatting: From: Sion Lane
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Re: Odd/Even formatting: From: Mike Starr
Re: Odd/Even formatting: From: Jack DeLand
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