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
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:59:35 -0500

And none of those tools is capable of putting numbers on printable pages?

I did not suggest that ANYONE would be confused by title page being numbered 1... that's your justification for preferring it. Any number of publishers do that just as any number of publishers put page 1 on the first page of content. Your suggesting that "No one who looks at many contemporary PDFs will be confused by the title page being numbered 1." is a false statement on its face. I do suppose that some readers could be confused either way but with neither group having statistical significance.

Either way is correct and neither way is wrong. I believe different odd/even pages with page numbers on the outside edge when duplex printed adds value. You do not. Fortunately for me in my work my tools can do that yet by your standards my tools are inferior. In addition, in my work, I AM the style guide. :-)

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Mike
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On 8/29/2018 7:24 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

These days there commonly is no WP or DTP application. The source is
in HTML, DITA, Markdown, DocBook, or some other markup language, in a
content management or source control system, and transformed into a
variety of outputs.

No one who looks at many contemporary PDFs will be confused by the
title page being numbered 1.

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 5:11 PM, Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com> wrote:
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.
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.
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Odd/Even formatting: From: Sion Lane
RE: Odd/Even formatting: From: Rick Quatro
RE: Odd/Even formatting: From: Sion Lane
Re: Odd/Even formatting: From: Ken Poshedly
RE: Odd/Even formatting: From: Sion Lane
RE: Odd/Even formatting: From: Rick Quatro
Re: Odd/Even formatting: From: Mike Starr
Re: Odd/Even formatting: From: Jack DeLand
Re: Odd/Even formatting: From: Mike Starr
Re: Odd/Even formatting: From: Mike Starr
Re: Odd/Even formatting: From: Robert Lauriston

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