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Table of Contents (TOC) - use next Roman numeral and continue numbering these pages. The TOC might include a List of Acronyms and Abbreviations, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, etc., Appendix A, Appendix B, etc., List of Illustrations, depending on your document.
Do not list Preface or Introduction on TOC. (Anything that comes before TOC does not get listed on TOC.)
Chapters - appear next and always begin on a right-hand page. Begin page numbering using Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) paginating front and back pages.
New chapters begin on a right-hand page using an odd number. For example, Chapter 1 would be paginated 1 through 10. Chapter 2 would be paginated 11 through 28, and so on. If Chapter 2 ends on page 27, leave page 28 blank. It is back of page 27. Chapter 3 then can begin on a right-hand page with an odd number.
Bibliography or References - continue page numbering like a new chapter.
Appendixes - continue page numbering each appendix like a new chapter.
This list of parts of a document is a guideline. You may not use them all. You may have more parts than I've listed here. But when you begin layout of your pages, following this guideline will ensure your readers can follow your thoughts, real reason for writing your book!
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