Re: New Chapter On Right/Leave Left Page Blank -Reply

Subject: Re: New Chapter On Right/Leave Left Page Blank -Reply
From: Sarah O'Keefe <okeefe -at- SCRIPTORIUM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 14:40:46 -0400

>Just as in interface design, it's not a matter of aesthetics. It's a
>matter, of convention, expectation, and what works. While I'm not going
>to spend time researching the issue, I can't recall any book I've seen,
>from technical manual to computer book to science hardcover to trade
>paperback to mass-market paperback that didn't start chapters on the
>right-hand page.

O'Reilly & Associates allows chapters to start on the left in their
Nutshell books (and I think some of the other series, as well). The rules
are:

* chapters can start on left or right pages
* The first chapter in the book must start on a right page
* The first chapter in a part must be start on a right page

Sarah


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Author, FrameMaker for Dummies (available 8/99) 919-481-2701
WebWorks Publisher certified trainer okeefe -at- scriptorium -dot- com
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