RE: Numbering the headings. What is the point?

Subject: RE: Numbering the headings. What is the point?
From: Ward Rosenberry <wardr -at- world -dot- std -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 11:17:20 -0400 (EDT)


The main use for numbered headings is for cross referencing - not
finding out where you are. A good page layout (i.e., book title for
footers at the bottom of the page, chapter title top left header, and
section head as the top right head) is the simplest and cleanest way
for readers to know where they are.

Cross references are more clunky when numbered sections are not used -
but this affects hard copy primarily. It's not a problem when your
main output format is online or when you do not have a lot of xrefs.
You might choose to use numbered heads when you have A LOT of xrefs.

Ward
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