Paged media (i.e., books) have well-developed conventions for navigating between pages.

Pages are typically numbered, and, often, the front matter is numbered in a different style and sequence to the main text.

The page number and, often, the book, chapter or even section title may appear at the periphery of the page. Dictionaries have their own conventions for indicating the first and last entries on each page. CSS defines 16 regions around the edge of the page for presenting this sort of information.

The table of contents (or tables of contents) and index facilitate non-sequential access.

A chapter (or other significant division) may start on a right-hand page (for left-to-right writing mode documents), and the chapter start may have a different appearance to other pages (and possibly different headers and footers).