Why do some books start out numbered by Roman numerals and then switch to regular numbers ?
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
Actually, that's an interesting question. Something I haven't thought of before.
My guess is that it is written separately from the actual book (like a forward, or similar style of opening) from a guest author. So the page numbers aren't officially part of the book, thus the roman numerals are a sort of signifier.
- Obi Wan KnievelLv 72 months ago
Like your best answer said, the Roman numerals are the preface, not the actual book material. In some textbooks, the preface can take up more than 25% of the pages before the content begins.