Ranganathan was following the Gestalt Aplhabetisation to a severe degree in the earlier editions of CCC up to the 3rd edition published in 1951. In the fourth edition of CCC, he preferred All-through alphabetisation, which is the other extreme of Gestalt alphabetisation. But in the 5th edition he preferred midway position. For this purpose the code itself provided the Rules on the style of writing in Chapter ED and they are so coordinated with the Rules in Chapter EH to implement the midway position.
In Gestalt alphabetization ordinal values are given to. "Word Space", "Sentence Space" and "Paragraph Space". Different ordinal values are also given to "Capital Letters", "Small letters" and "Letters in Italics".