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POLL: Page Numbering for PDFs


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tchristney Inactive Member writes:

I chose alternating bottom corner – I always print double sided. When searcing for a particular page number, I don't like to have to completely open the book. I like just flipping the corner with my thumb. The top corner works also, just not as well. I'm also a big fan of tables on contents and indicies.

A bigger problem is that centuries worth of typographic knowledge tends to be ignored by electronic publishers. Most professionals are good, but the plethora of ignorant amateurs make hard to read documents. C'est la vie.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
alternating outside bottom corners
29
14%
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alternating inside bottom corners
0
0%
 
alternating outside top corners
7
3%
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alternating inside top corners
0
0%
 
outside bottom corners
12
6%
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inside bottom corners
2
1%
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outside top corners
2
1%
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inside top corners
0
0%
 
center top
4
2%
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center bottom
97
46%
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no preference
60
28%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Many rules and supplements are now available in electronic PDF format, sometimes as an alternative to the printed form, and sometimes as the only version in distribution.

In traditional publishing, page numbers are placed on alternating sides of the page - usually on the outside corner. Therefore, odd-numbered pages have numbers on the bottom right corner, while even-numbered pages have numbers on the bottom left corner.

However, for home publishing, many people prefer to have all of the page numbering in the bottom right corner - as they plan to print the pages single-sided.

How do you prefer your page numbers?