Monday, June 14th, 2010

Numbered Pages?

Stephanie

If you’ve ever visited my other blog, you’ll know that I’ve reviewed a lot of different brands and styles of journals.

While the Webbie meets about 95% of my preferred features, to make it 100% perfect I’d love to see numbered pages.  (What??? Numbered pages? Seriously? Yes… ) I just reviewed a competitor’s product and the one thing I liked about it was their combination feature of numbered pages with a blank index at the front of the book. As I tend to do a great deal of stream of consciousness writing, I loved the fact that I could simply note the page numbers at the front of the book should there be a particular section I’d want to refer back to. It sure beats all those little sticky page flags whose purpose I always end up forgetting- much like a string tied around a finger… I liked this feature so much, I recently hand numbered all of the pages in my new (3.0) blank Webbie.

Have you ever used a journal with numbered pages, or numbered your own? Of all of the journals I’ve ever tested, the one mentioned above was only brand I’ve ever seen with them. I’m wondering if it just isn’t a feature that people are interested in, that it is too costly to produce, or if it’s one that other companies are simply missing out on.

(PS – my full list of preferred journal features include: roughly 6×8 in size, hardbound, rounded corners on both paper & cover, blank off-white fountain pen friendly paper, 70g-ish paper weight, numbered pages, and a cover in black, red, or purple.)


28 thoughts on “Numbered Pages?

  1. I do number my journal pages, and the numbering is continuous. I started numbering them from Volume 10, with page 000001, and I am now on page 004448. I also have plans to number Volumes 1-9, but with a special prefix, to differentiate it from the page numbers of Volumes 10 onwards, such as MM000001.

    I found that it’s easier to trace back or to refer or mention a previous entry if the page numbering is continuous.

  2. I do number my journal pages, and the numbering is continuous. I started numbering them from Volume 10, with page 000001, and I am now on page 004448. I also have plans to number Volumes 1-9, but with a special prefix, to differentiate it from the page numbers of Volumes 10 onwards, such as MM000001.

    I found that it’s easier to trace back or to refer or mention a previous entry if the page numbering is continuous.

  3. Numbering stamp was not good for me since the ink dry slow and you have to sit and wait every stamped page (!) to dry for a few seconds at least before you could flip the page and stamp the opposite side of the page.

  4. Numbering stamp was not good for me since the ink dry slow and you have to sit and wait every stamped page (!) to dry for a few seconds at least before you could flip the page and stamp the opposite side of the page.

  5. Scientific lab notebooks almost always come with numbered pages. I used them doing field work in forestry (they were ordered through forestry suppliers) but a google search for scientific notebooks will turn up suppliers of a range of different types. However, the page layouts may not appeal other than the numbering, I can’t vouch for paper quality, and purple is unlikely!

  6. Scientific lab notebooks almost always come with numbered pages. I used them doing field work in forestry (they were ordered through forestry suppliers) but a google search for scientific notebooks will turn up suppliers of a range of different types. However, the page layouts may not appeal other than the numbering, I can’t vouch for paper quality, and purple is unlikely!

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