(a) Capitalize references to specific parts of a document. These include certain common nouns in the singular when they are used in text references with numbers or letters indicating place, position or major division in a sequence. Capitalize a letter following such a term:
(b) Do not capitalize minor subdivisions such as page, note, line, paragraph and verse:
(c) Do not capitalize section when used for part of a law or set of regulations, but capitalize it if it refers to a large subdivision of a report, book or other document:
(d) Do not capitalize words referring to parts of a book when they are used in a general sense, are preceded by modifiers, or are in plural forms:
(e) Capitalize cross-references within a book when they refer to a particular section:
(f) Informal references to chapter and topic titles may be capitalized and written without italics or quotation marks:
His topics included Northern Travel, Survival on the Road, and Basic Maintenance.
See also 1.12 Parts of a book or document.
Page numbers are usually written in Arabic numerals, but in prefatory material they may be written as lower-case Roman numerals:
Within the body of the text, volume numbers may be indicated by Arabic or Roman numerals or be spelled out. Numbers of chapters and other major divisions of a book may be spelled out, but are more often written in Roman or Arabic numerals—the tendency being away from Roman numerals in the case of both chapter and volume numbers. Verse numbers and those of minor divisions of a book are written as Arabic numerals:
Paragraphs may be numbered 1, 2, . . . ; clauses within paragraphs, 1), 2), . . . . Groups of paragraphs may be numbered with Roman numerals. In citations from legislation and the like, numbers and letters designating parts of a section should be enclosed in parentheses, with no space between them:
See also 4.30 Parts of a book or document.
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