Paragraph division in a single-spaced scientific document
Thread poster: zabrowa

zabrowa
Local time: 15:08
Oct 1, 2010

How is it best to divide paragraphs in a single-space 500+ page scientific document?

Should I indent with tab and make a space between each one?
Just a space without an indent?

How would you advise I do it?

Thanks!


 

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 07:08
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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Space Oct 1, 2010

I always put a space between paragraphs but I think that is North-American custom. In Dutch an indent is usually sufficient, so it depends on which language you are translating into and who your target audience is. I must say that I find a text with spaces between the paragraphs easier to read than a text that goes on and on without a break
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Sergei Tumanov  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:08
English to Russian
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question Oct 1, 2010

Tina Vonhof wrote:

I always put a space between paragraphs …
.


Do you mean 'a line'?


 

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 07:08
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
+ ...
Space Oct 2, 2010

A blank line is a space, isn't it? And that is also the word the original poster used.


Sergei Tumanov wrote:

Tina Vonhof wrote:

I always put a space between paragraphs …
.


Do you mean 'a line'?


[Edited at 2010-10-02 14:09 GMT]


 


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