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P.O. Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620-2801

Physical: 1236 6th Avenue
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Helena, MT 59601

(406) 444-2055 or 444-2842
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Common Errors in Replacement Pages

  1. Margins:

    • Top and bottom: .5

    • left 1.5

    • right .75

  2. Cross Reference Table & New Rules:

    • If a new rule was adopted, it must be added to the Cross Reference Table.

  3. Shifting rule text:

    • For all rules/pages: move rule text from page to page to keep sections with subsections, and try to keep rules together on one page.

    • Fit as much text as possible on a page, but leave at least one inch of space above the footing to allow for future growth.

    • Do not reserve pages in the middle of a rule.

    • Do not split pages in midrule or midsentence.

  4. Footings/Page numbers:

    • An odd-numbered page must be a right-hand page.

    • An even-numbered page must be a left-hand page.

    • The "NEXT PAGE IS" cannot be to an even-numbered page.

    • The footing must be at line 10.2, at the bottom of the page.

  5. Adding in text from the proposal and adoption notices:

    • It is imperative that all new (underlined) text from the proposal notice is added into the existing rule, and that interlined text is removed. Also, when a rule is changed in the adoption notice, it is crucial that those changes are also integrated, with the proposal notice changes, into the existing rule.

  6. Capitalization/Hyphenation:

    • In every rule, change capitalization to comply with the Gregg Reference Manual (326 and 335). For example, uppercase "Department of Administration".

    • In every rule, remove hyphens from most words, such as "nonregulated" (Gregg 833 and 838).
  7. Numbers:

    • In every rule, change most numbers from 1 to 10 to one to ten, per the Gregg Reference Manual. See Gregg Section 4.
Tom Kreissler
Assistant ARM Editor
(406) 444-2055