Yep, I'll sort that. Bugs me too but forgot about it.Page numbering.
This is something that I buggered up in the 2019 version that I will (attempt to) fix in the next one. I'm a bit crap with PDFs and it seems using Acrobat as opposed to InDesign(?) has broken some stuff. I am sure I can fix it easily enough though.can we make the links clickable?
While I get the logic of that there will come a point where restructuring an old document breaks the formatting and extra pages are added.It's always retained the original page numbers, which means all references to 'page 74' - including references from other sources - continue to be accurate.
It’s not really once you realise the page numbers of the PDF and the Document Pages are out of sync. You still have to randomly scroll until you find what you’re after though which wastes time.While it might be that p. 74 isn't where you expect it to be in the PDF, it shouldn't be too hard to find. I think renumbering wouldjust create more confusion.
No. Don’t do that. That seems like the opposite of clarity. It also looks like page 74 line 58.However, it it's possible to create a dual numbering system, e.g. see p. 74/58, that would be the best of both worlds.
Interesting factoid! Pages don’t get added to NCE. They have been removed (fluff/art) and they have been rarely moved (rosters), but a constant objective was to keep the document concise and as close as possible to its origin - and this included a general rule that pages of new rules do not get added. If we couldn’t fit a clarified/fixed rule into the same space as the old one (with a little wiggle room) then the fixed rule is too wordy. I think this general ethos has helped NCE over the years, otherwise it might have just become be an untidy an excessively verbose clutter of house rules.While I get the logic of that there will come a point where restructuring an old document breaks the formatting and extra pages are added.
I’m glad the idea of being concise is there to avoid excess waffle. But I wonder if there was also a motive to do that because you’re editing a pre-existing PDF not mastering a new book, therefore can’t add formatted pages or move stuff around on the fly?"While I get the logic of that there will come a point where restructuring an old document breaks the formatting and extra pages are added.
What do you call those? If you’re willing to shuffle up pages, later references may slip.
Or do you create Page 103a etc? "
Nope. As pointed out below, space has always been a constraint on NCE changes, so it's never been necessary for NCE to renumber anything.
(I thought there was an explanation of the pagination in the NCE document, though perhaps I'm thinking of the Blood Bowl LRB.)
Multiple editions. Not multiple pages in the same book."No. Don’t do that. That seems like the opposite of clarity. It also looks like page 74 line 58 "
It's pretty standard for referring to works that exist in multiple editions with different pagination. Ideally, with some label for clarity, like 'p. 74 print / 58 PDF' or whatever.
It would then allow anyone to use whichever version of page numbers were more convenient for them (so, wanting to follow that reference to p. 74, use the printed numbers; looking at the PDF, use those numbers).