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    On a Nemeth worksheet, I have a paragraph that ends one print page, then a page separation line for the following print page. The first line of print on that following page is a set of math problems, #22-26, all in Nemeth. Does the opening Nemeth indicator go directly below the page separation line, with no blank line between them?

    Thank you!


    Lindy Walton

    Hi Barb. Thank you for your question. You may have opened a small can of worms.

    Item 11 on page 11 of our go-to document, Guidance for Transcription Using the Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts, says “The opening Nemeth Code indicator and the Nemeth Code terminator should be placed on the same page with part of the expression to which they apply.” It doesn’t specifically say “print page”. I see no problem with switching to Nemeth Code at the end of the UEB paragraph, before the page change indicator.

    Personally, if this is a worksheet for a young reader, it might be friendlier to place the opening switch on the very next line
    after the page change indicator. (Another option would be to wait to switch until after the first identifier “22” which would be in UEB.)

    In any case, a switch indicator does not replace a blank line. The line before item 22 will need to be blank.

    Hope this helps.

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