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Our company distributes documentation via PDF and hard copy, but more
towards PDFs. We start page numbering with the first page of chapter 1,
which is page 5 or higher of the resulting PDF (after the cover, front
matter and TOC), so the page references in the text do not match the PDF
page numbers. Because most PDF readers don't notice the document footer,
which contains the page number, readers tell us page references are "wrong."
How do other writers and companies deal with this pagination discrepancy?
We are reluctant to change all of our documents so the page numbering
matches the PDF. The short-term solution is to remove all page references in
the text and point the reader to a specific section or chapter by name, but
that's not a real solution because we're not about to delete or change our
TOCs and indexes.
Anne K. Parker
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