Re: Blank Pages and Numbering

Subject: Re: Blank Pages and Numbering
From: DURL <durl -at- BUFFNET -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 08:33:39 -0400

One local pubs manager solves the problem by formatting so that no
page *is* left blank. This often works...add a table, break a procedure so
that it continues onto the blank page...
"Well-written" is a tad tough to define, demonstrate, and prove,
and I'd just as soon avoid the problem of saying, "Write this so people
know it's the end!"
I've also used dingbats--those fonts in dingbat were apparently
named for the publishing convention of using little designs at the end of
articles. You'll see them in most magazines. I use end-of-procedure
markers (three checkmarks, or whatever) to denote end of text.
Mary Durlak Erie Documentation Inc.
East Aurora, New York (near Buffalo)
durl -at- buffnet -dot- net

On Thu, 30 Apr 1998, Beth Agnew wrote:

> I think if the content is well-written, users won't be likely to feel that
> something is missing. The last paragraph on the last page of a chapter or
> section should sum up or neatly finish what has been said. That's allowed,
> and desirable, even in a technical manual.

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