Do You Write Past The Right Hand Margin?
Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:41
In my journals (that have no printed margin line, they're Rhodia's) I use a very small left margin and often no margin at all on the right side...
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 22:12
No right hand margins on most of the paper in the UK!
I'll vouch for that.
The paper I grew up writing on has a definite left-hand starting margin, but the right-hand margin isn't explicitly printed on the paper. If your paper was thin enough, you could see the left-hand margin on the other side of the page, and were you resourceful enough to have noticed that, you could use it as your stopping point. For the most part, I remember going through public school seeing lots of other schoolmates writing all the way to the end of the page.
Personally, I think it looks rude and untidy, so I've always stopped an estimated margin's width away from the edge of the page.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:32
I sometimes go too far and have to bend long words, because I just can't stand sticking a hyphen in - just admit you screwed up and overshot, rather than trying to say "I meant to do that, really!", when your word won't fit your space.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:46
I've always honored the left hand margin though since that's where the holes were punched. I have seen people write on the entire sheet, ignoring margins all together but I always thought it was messy to be writing right up against the punched holes.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 15:53
The left margin is always kept. I use spiral notebook paper, which doesn't have that much of a left margin to write in anyway.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 16:37
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 14:55
But, in general, I love margins! They keep everything controlled and, as you said, provide necessary space for notes and editing marks.