Hello. I am transcribing a book that has itemized material that contains formal proofs and auxiliary captions. The itemized material has subdivisions. In the provisional, it says use 3-1 margins for auxiliary captions. Would these be considered a succeeding paragraph in itemized material (7-5) with subdivisions or do I still use 3-1 margins? Also, formal proofs have 1-3 margins. What would these margins be in an itemized exercise with subdivisions? Thank you for your help.
This is a formatting detail to which you can apply flexibility, depending on the context and personal preference. You can either treat the proof as displayed narrative and use an indented left margin of cell 3, or you can use full margins (40 cells). Either way, the required blank line before and after the entire proof will set it off from the surrounding itemized material. Another option is to use full margins and add a box. If the box does not exist in print, a TN be appropriate, telling the reader that the proofs are boxed.
If none of these ideas suits your material, please send an image and we can think about other possibilities.