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We recently received a comment about the ruling in our Rhodia WebNotebooks. This person loves Rhodia paper but prefers that the lines go to the edge of the page which in the Webbie, do not.

Do you have a preference one way or the other about the lines in your notebook?

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Posted on March 26th, 2013 by Stephanie
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I actually prefer they do not. The format is a visual cue to stop before reaching the edge of the page.

Perhaps that person finds it distracting? What would they do with that last fraction of an inch?

I much prefer when the lines do not go to the edge of the paper. The Webbie is perfect. Please don’t change it! :)

Yes, my preference is lines to the edge of the page….

I think I like it better the way it is, with the lines stopping a bit before the edge.

I like a margin so I prefer the lines to stop short of the edge.

I actually prefer the dots, but that’s not the question. Leave it the way it is. The Webbie is perfect as is.

I prefer that the lines do not reach the edge of the page. The white space provides a natural frames, and makes reading easier since the eyes tends to follow lines off the page.

I like that the lines stop just before the edge of the paper so I know when to stop writing.

By david bogie on March 27th, 2013 at 7:34 am

It’s not a consideration for the users’ convenience. This is a design decision for the people who manage the brand: does the edge remain clean or does the edge look like all other — possibly very cheap — notebooks?

By David Maliniak on March 27th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

I prefer that the lines do not reach the page edges. It looks cleaner to me, and as others have noted, it creates a natural border. If I want or need to violate that border, I do. Free country, etc.

Another vote for leaving it the way it is. I like a little bit of margin at the edge of the page . . . . an eighth to a quarter of an inch.

I prefer that the lines in all my notebooks/journals be the same color as the spaces between them.

By BridgettB on March 28th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

I prefer that the lines do not go to the edge of the page. I think it is tidier to stop before the very last mm of paper.

I’m not too fussy about it, but, given a choice, I would prefer that the lines did not go to the edge of the page. I think having that small space between the line and the edge of the page looks neater. Though if the lines did go to the edge of the page, that wouldn’t stop me from using the notebook! The Webbie is going to be great no matter what the ruling is :)

By david bogie on April 5th, 2013 at 7:58 am

What if there was a Rhodia Night notebook filled with black pages? Printed lines or dots would be nearly invisible.

The lines stopping before the edge doesn’t bother me. Either way looks simple and classy. What bothers me is the blocked-off edges like the Unlimited pocket notebooks.

By mike smukula on October 30th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

i prefer lines to the edge of the paper due to my sloppy handwriting :-(


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