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Offline Kaesekopf

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Marginalia
« on: January 20, 2014, 11:23:28 PM »
OK, folks.  I need to know.

For those of you terrible people who violate a book's margins with marginalia, how in the heck do you fit notes, references, etc into the margins?

Maybe my handwriting is just huge, but I'm not really sure how you all are able to pull that off.

So, explain how worthwhile notes can be made in the margins of a book.
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Re: Marginalia
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 11:48:41 PM »
They can't. Margins are for illuminations. Any medievalist knows that.  :)
 

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Re: Marginalia
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 11:57:09 PM »
They can't. Margins are for illuminations. Any medievalist knows that.  :)

Of course, but there are people in error here who pretend that you can write anything of note (ha, get it?  Note!) in the margins...
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Re: Marginalia
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 12:04:00 AM »
Of course, but there are people in error here who pretend that you can write anything of note (ha, get it?  Note!) in the margins...

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Re: Marginalia
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 12:04:48 AM »
I use a fine tip pen and I write mostly at the tops and bottoms of pages, where there is more white space. I will scan some of my marginalia to show you. Hold me to it, because I'm going to forget that I said I'd do this.
 

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Re: Marginalia
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 12:16:19 AM »
Of course, but there are people in error here who pretend that you can write anything of note (ha, get it?  Note!) in the margins...

Error has no writes.

I see what you did there.  ;)
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Re: Marginalia
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 12:28:10 AM »
Of course, but there are people in error here who pretend that you can write anything of note (ha, get it?  Note!) in the margins...

Error has no writes.

I see what you did there.  ;)

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Offline Bernadette

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Re: Marginalia
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 10:22:07 AM »
Write small, choose words carefully. Also: abbreviate, use symbols, etc.

I could easily fit the above into a margin if I wanted to.  ;)
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Re: Marginalia
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2014, 05:59:44 PM »
Write small, choose words carefully. Also: abbreviate, use symbols, etc.

This.
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Re: Marginalia
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014, 09:28:40 AM »
Of course, but there are people in error here who pretend that you can write anything of note (ha, get it?  Note!) in the margins...

Error has no writes.

Write on.
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