Re: another Acrobat question or three

Subject: Re: another Acrobat question or three
From: Jo Baer <jbaer -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 11:22:06 -0500

I'll only comment on your first and second questions. Yes, we use TOCs in our documents. The main manual
we maintain is published online, with updates once a month. This manual is in the form of one large book
consisting of 12 smaller books. Each of the smaller books has its own TOC. The index at the end of the
book covers the full manual. We use a "point" page numbering system consisting of the book number,
chapter number, and page number, for example, 8.12.3.

When we print this book to postscript, we print it as one job, but with separate .ps files as output. We
then distill the files to PDF. The page numbering within each file is maintained. The TOC for the
"sub-book" that I just looked at consists of 8 pages, and the first narrative file (chapter) within that
book consists of 70 pages. When I open that chapter, it starts with page 1, the status bar says 1 of 70,
and there are indeed 70 pages in the chapter.

I don't know if this answers more questions than it raises or vice versa.

Jo Baer
Senior Technical Writer
TCF National Bank
Minneapolis, Minnesota
jbaer -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com

If you can remain calm, you
just don't have all the facts.

Becca Price wrote: (in part)

> We have gone to solid sequential numbering - that is, the first
> page after the table of contents doesn't start at 1 any more,
> but continues sequentially from the last ToC page. The main
> reason for this is that you can't get the Acrobat Reader page
> numbers to start at 1 again, and people were getting confused by
> Reader saying you were on page 47 when the page number on the
> "printed" page said it was page 44.
> My questions are:
> If you use .PDFs, do you include a title page and table of
> contents in your document?
> If you do, do you start your first text page as page 1, or
> number sequentially from the ToC?
> is it possible to print the "bookmarks" pane, so it could be
> used like a table of contents?


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