I am not sure how the understanding of portrait pages that you describe
(about having a landscape page in a book of otherwise portrait pages.
The consensus seemed to be that although it can be done by inserting a
separate file for the landscape pages and adjusting the page numbering
settings accordingly), came about, but I can assure you unequivocally
that this is not the case. I have a master template file that is a
single file that has all portrait pages for Master pages, save one, and
it's my Landscape page. No special/separate file or numbering properties
are needed. If you decide that you want to have a landscape page in your
file, let me know and I can send you the instructions for how to set it
up in a file.
FWIW, my users have always given very positive feedback about using
landscape pages when necessary. Having all of the information in a
single view was way more helpful than having to scroll through multiple
[mailto:framers-bounces+tvanboening=insureworx.com at lists.frameusers.com]
On Behalf Of Rene Stephenson
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 11:27 AM
To: framers at FrameUsers.com
Subject: landscape pages in a portrait book (DOH!)
Not too long ago, there was some discussion about having a landscape
page in a book of otherwise portrait pages. The concensus seemed to be
that although it can be done by inserting a separate file for the
landscape pages and adjusting the page numbering settings accordingly,
it doesn't fit good usability models. My gut tells me it's a proverbial
Well, now we've got the same issue: someone says a secondary audience
(internal) for the doc in question want to see all the alarm info in one
big landscape table, rather than chunked in ways that facilitate
presenting on a portrait page. Our primary audience is external
customers. And the "someone" is a Word user who likes to "cowboy" the
formatting, regardless of what's in the templates. So, before I spend
the time to develop a landscape template and train the writers on when
it's OK to use it and how to make it function, could someone please tell
me where I could find some sound usability studies that weigh in on
either side of this issue?
Rene L. Stephenson
eNovative Solutions, Inc.
Business Phone: 678-513-0051
Email: rinnie1 at yahoo.com
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