In general the book has a layout, which is made up of one column per page creating a clear rectangular body of text. Space is left for a generous margin, which could possibly be intended for notes. (pages 4, 5)
Footnotes can often be found at the bottom of the page, occasionally taking up a big part of a page (pages 114, 115). The font and character spacing is smaller in the footnotes than in the main paragraphs, creating a more dense text. The indent also aids in the visual separation between the footnotes and the main text.
The two main components of the book are text and charts. The charts are usually embedded within the text, due to the connection between the two components. Rieger clearly defines certain measurements/ratios of building components for different type of construction methods in his charts. (pages 178, 179)