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I'm just starting a conversation here about some of conventions that we might want to use when we make the book.

Textaural (talk) 04:48, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Headers & Footers[edit]

On page 155 and onward, Liv Harris put a header in the main text but I'm not sure if that's the convention. It appears, like in this John Swift book, that they omit these headers because it flows as one continual text with pages from the original in the left margin. Then you can go to the next chapter at the top and bottom of the document. Has anyone found a help page that explains this convention or how this works?

Textaural (talk) 04:48, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

We put the running header into the header field in the Page: namespace. I've done page 155 as an example. This way it can be seen in the Page: namespace, but won't show up in the continuous text in the Main: namespace. You'll find the help for this at Help:Formatting conventions. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 06:00, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

I have noticed while proofreading that the code for a "gap" is being put in the header between the left and right aligned text. This is not necessary as the " || " in between the page number and title indicates that there will be a vacant gap in the centre. Sydney Tyber (talk) 04:49, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Chapter Headings I note that some chapter headings have been included in the header field, and some not. In the transcluded version, content in the header field is not displayed, and the chapter heading is included in 'section' of the chapter namespace. So I propose that we move all chapter headings into the header field. Jason Boyd (talk) 22:30, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Drop caps[edit]

I've used dropcaps on page 209 but because the drop cap is used for the more than just one letter, the text looks rather atrocious. I want to remove this style. How important is it that we keep this detail if it detracts from the reading of the text?

Textaural (talk) 04:48, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Readability is more important than slavish copying of the way the printed text is laid out. However, in this case it isn't a drop cap, but just capitalisation of the first word. I've had a go at laying out this page, so that you can see the way I do it. If you want to do it a different way, that's fine. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 06:03, 29 January 2014 (UTC)


For formatting lines of verse, Beeswaxcandle has helped me see how it is done. If needed, refer to pages 450 and 451. Sydney Tyber (talk) 04:52, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Printer's Mark[edit]

Got some feedback from billinghurst that might help others. On page 145 what appeared to be a page number at the bottom of the page (the small 11) is actually a printer's binding mark, which explains why it didn't refer to the correct page number. These marks should not be included in the body of the work.Clairefarley (talk) 20:26, 8 February 2014 (UTC) We have decided that binding marks/numbers will be omitted in the Wikisource edition. Jason Boyd (talk) 22:42, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

However, when page numbers appear at the bottom of the page (on the opening pages of chapters) these should be included in the footer field. This has not been consistently done. Jason Boyd (talk) 22:33, 27 February 2014 (UTC)