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Opinion regarding formatting

Discussion in 'Polling Station' started by BosonMichael, Nov 12, 2007.

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Which way do you prefer?

  1. 1. Not Indented - No Space

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  2. 2. Indented - No Space

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 3. Not Indented - Space

    24 vote(s)
    58.5%
  4. 4. Indented - Space

    16 vote(s)
    39.0%
  1. BosonMichael
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    Need to get your opinion about how you guys prefer to see text formatted. Here are three sample explanations, formatted the following ways:

    • Paragraphs not indented, no space between paragraphs (Not Indented, No Space)
    • Paragraphs indented, no space between paragraphs (Indented, No Space)
    • Paragraphs not indented, space between paragraphs (Not Indented, Space)
    • Paragraphs indented, space between paragraphs (Indented, Space)

    Which way do you prefer?

    1. Not Indented - No Space
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    2. Indented - No Space
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    3. Not Indented - Space
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    4. Indented - Space
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  2. Sparky
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    4, much easier to read. 8)
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    4 followed by 3 for ease of reading. 1 makes me go blind followed by 2.
     
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  4. Theprof

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    I would also say 3 and 4 is easier on the eye.
     
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  5. Mitzs
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    I'm repeating the others. Number 4, if not possible then number 3.
     
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  6. ffreeloader

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    Three and four are no different for me. As long as there is the blank space between paragraphs, it's all good for me. At one time I really preferred that paragraphs begin with the first word indented, but not anymore.

    That being said, I find your choice of typeset hard to read online. The printed paper page will look different, but in this format, I really don't like it. It creates a lot of eyestrain for me.
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    In school I was taught 4, but for ease of actually writing/typing I use 3.

    -ken
     
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  8. TimoftheC

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    For me, I would prefer (and would write letters and reports in my current job) as per number 3
     
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  9. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Seconded. 8)
     
  10. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    I was taught 3 personally, and its how I write. 4 makes no odds to me, and I can read 2 perfectly well (Its what most published books (especially fiction) tend to use).
     
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  11. Modey

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    3 for the win \o/
     
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  12. grim

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    i voted 3 as it was the easiest on the eyes followed by 4, 2 then 1 :)

    grim
     
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  13. Boycie
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    4 for me too. :)
     
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  14. Fergal1982

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    Why is it everyone is saying 4, but 3 is the clear winner so far, with 60% of the vote? :blink
     
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  15. greenbrucelee
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    3 is easier when it comes to typing and writing but I was taught 4 when I was at school.
     
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  16. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    3 just LOOKS better
    whats that crap with an indented first word? thats just annoying lol

    4 is still easier to read than 1 or 2 though, they both suck more!
     
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  17. twizzle

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    I was always taught either 2 or 3 at school. Can rember being told either indent the paragraph or start on a new line with a space under the previous paragraph. 3 tends to be the way i right if i even remeber to use paragraphs though (I'm a very messy writer both with grammer and actual handwriting... must be my chaotic mind!)
     
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  18. AJ

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    3 for me then 4
     
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  19. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Although I was taught 4 at school, I see option 3 applied much more in a professional environment. Hence, I have gone for 3 :)
     
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  20. derkit

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    4 and then 3 for me :)
     
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