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  • n. Anything (especially a programming object) that controls pagination


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  • A layout person (called a paginator in newspaper parlance) lays out the paper, and rim guys call up stories, edit and cut them, and write headlines and cutlines (called captions in the real world).

    Working the rim

  • We only have four people tonight -- a paginator (laying out the paper), a night editor, an agate man (doing the fine print) and me -- so I'll edit most of the stories.

    Doing the job

  • I mentioned that to the paginator page designer, and he widened the headline area to take in Go, Chicago.

    Misspelled headline, purely on purpose

  • We have a paginator who is laying out the sports section, a night editor who is in charge, and me.

    Putting out the paper

  • The paginator was kind enough to pull out the separate for me, and she added a picture to the roundup to fill out the space.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • I worked again on Saturday, and we had a paginator, night editor, two rim editors again, including me and a person handling calls and agate.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • So I went to the paginator, and she fiddled with it a bit to make it world.

    Working the rim

  • I'm helping put out the sports section again tonight, as we have a night editor (the guy in charge), the paginator (who lays out the section), the rim guy (me) and the agate guy (does the fine print).

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • On Thursday, we had a paginator, a slot guy (called the night editor at this newspaper) and a rim guy (me).

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The first night back, I think it was June 8, we had a paginator, a night editor and two rim editors, including me.

    Working the rim


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