[texhax] LaTeX Pagination Reversed

Steve Peter speter at dandy.net
Sun Apr 9 01:16:29 CEST 2006

On Apr 8, 2006, at 7:08 PM, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> > The notion is that, when a spread is open, there will be three equal
> > ribbons of white with the text block in between. To get the  
> "ribbons"
> > to be equal, the inner margin must be half of the outer margin,  
> since
> > the inner margins will butt against each other in the spread.
> That ignores the binding loss, which is the primary reason that inner
> margins need to be /wider/ than might otherwise be decreed by mere
> \ae sthetics ...

Yes, a good book designer will know how much the binding will eat up  
(it will vary depending on how thick the book is, and what type of  
binding is being used), and design accordingly.  Still has nothing to  
do with Americans writing in the margins. :-)


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