We describe how one might organize hypertext content to print linear documents that make most of the hypertext content accessible. We follow conventions and terminology used in the Dayton Experiment and follow on DIG Handbooks.
We encourage authors to write freely and frequently creating new pages for each thought with names that are meaning for the author. Links often point back to earlier thoughts and favor those that saving writing the same thing twice. This is the "garden growing wild."
As authors gain confidence that some subset of pages covers topics worthy of developing into clear meaning. New more carefully named pages join or divide content as each though becomes whole. This relentless curation leads to the "garden with many beautiful paths."
When the authors direct their attention to a specific audience they must recognize a story with beginning, middle and end that they want to tell. Purposeful pages can move step by step through the garden offering a "guided tour with inviting side trips to visit someday."
See Print Script Operation where we describe the ability to separate pages into tiers and to exert distinct controls on how these pages are ordered.
The "guided tour" become the first tiers printed in the specific order that links appear. New pages explain what is to be expected on the tour and list the stops ahead with brief descriptions. Tier 1 would list these pages which become tier 2 and 3.
The pages on the tour are free to mention supporting pages comprising "beautiful paths" which will become the alphabetical tiers where the reader is expected to ramble.
One more tier will be brought to the author's attention: pages omitted from the print. These pages lead "into the wild" but might better serve the story if curated to join or replace other content. Notice the word counts for sequenced and alphabetized tiers, the story and garden in our terms, in consideration of the reader's time and interest.
The draft prints are compatible with many authoring tools which are better suited for meeting publication standards and ebook conventions. Grammatical corrections are worth backing into the wiki content. Eventually further tooling such as page numbering will have no equivalent in wiki so a heavy investment here will mark a point of no return.