Word7 question: leading dots in TOC

Subject: Word7 question: leading dots in TOC
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- AXIONET -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 12:13:12 -0500

John Bell <john_bell -at- C-STONE -dot- COM> wrote:

>My advice is to not use leader dots in a TOC at all.
>Although it is trendy now to use leader dots, standard >typography practices are to use an em space between the >heading and the page number in a TOC.

To second your comments: typographers don't just prefer the format you
suggest; many go ballastic at the thought of leader dots.

The trouble is, so many people are used to leader dots in a ToC that
they miss them when they're not there. I just finished a small manual in
which I tried to leave them out, but the client insisted on having them.

Bruce Byfield (bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com)
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