Front Matter

  • (noun): Written matter preceding the main text of a book.
    Synonyms: prelims

Some articles on front matter, matter:

Page Numbering - Numbering Conventions
... In books, some pages, known as blind folios', of the front matter and back matter are numbered, but the numbers are not always printed on the pages ... default numbering of the tool they are using, which is typically to number the first page of the front matter as one and all pages after that in a consecutive order ... When publishers wish to distinguish between the front matter and the story, the initial title pages are not numbered, the front matter is numbered using small Roman numerals (i, ii, iii, etc.) and the first page of ...
... The pages containing the foreword and preface (and other front matter) are typically not numbered as part of the main work, which usually uses Arabic numerals ... If the front matter is paginated, it uses lowercase Roman numerals ... first both appear before the introduction, which may be paginated either with the front matter or the main text ...
Body Text - Book Design
... The 'body matter' is the group of pages that contain the body of the text of the book ... The front matter comes before it, containing title pages, content lists, publisher's metadata etc ... It is followed by the back matter, which includes appendices, references, credits, colophon etc ...

Famous quotes containing the words matter and/or front:

    The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    I have come to the conclusion that the closer people are to what may be called the front lines of government ... the easier it is to see the immediate underbrush, the individual tree trunks of the moment, and to forget the nobility the usefulness and the wide extent of the forest itself.... They forget that politics after all is only an instrument through which to achieve Government.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)