Re: New Chapter On Left - Brilliant idea

Subject: Re: New Chapter On Left - Brilliant idea
From: "Backer, Corinne" <CBacker -at- GLHEC -dot- ORG>
Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 10:24:09 -0500

<I have a brilliant First Aid manual.
All the sections start on the left hand page.
Why is this brilliant? Because the whole topic (eg Burns) is
described on
the one open double page.

I wonder how many other manuals would benefit from this approach.

Judith>


Manuals would benefit from this approach *only* if every topic can be
covered in one page spread. My topics run from 1 to 25 pages, and the left
hand approach wouldn't work.

I think chapters starting on the right hand side is just a fact of living in
the Western world. There's something to be said for maintaining conventions
with which the reader is familiar and comfortable, regardless of the layout
hassles it creates for the writer.

Corinne


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