Monday, January 22, 2007

Page Numbers

Ch. 4, page 60, in regard to formatting tasks: If page numbers need to be added to the manuscript, where should they be written on the page? Also, do they need to be circled so they are not keyed in, or are they actually written for the purpose of being keyed in?

(from Rebecca)

1 comment:

Pat said...

Generally speaking, page numbers are not inserted until the publication has been typeset and laid out. That's why page references and indices are done last.

In cases where space must be allowed, zeroes are used; e.g., "A discussion of such-and-such appears on page 000." On a set of proofs late in the production process, the correct page numbers are written in by the editor, and the typesetter keys them in.