On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 3:10 AM, Solveig Throndardottir<nostrand@...
> Actually, laser printed cheat sheets can just as easily be attached
> to the front. What I have heard from court heralds is that reading
> the back of the scroll allows the audience more time to look at the
> scroll. BAH! I would vastly prefer that any scroll that I produce be
> properly read from the front and then shown to the recipient. Reading
> from the back makes it obvious that the scroll is not being read by
> the herald. BAH! again.
So reading /your/ words is important?
I've known heralds who actually memorize the text of the scroll (or at
least the text of basic scrolls, ad-libbing as need be). A cheat
sheet, therefore, is just that. Reading from it should rarely be
"obvious" if the herald has time to do their job properly (for one
thing, they shouldn't be reading into the scroll, but out towards the
As for a separate sheet, that's a good idea, too--or an index card.
Just realize separate sheets are more likely to go walkabout.