RE: PDFs and Page Numbers

Subject: RE: PDFs and Page Numbers
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 15:25:41 -0400

I use a plug-in in FrameMaker that sets my PDF numbering to exactly
match my document, i.e., Contents-3, 4-56, B-9 . . ..

Otherwise, you can customize this by manually inserting some
non-printing PostScript code on your pages, but I dunno how. Try a class
from Shlomo Perets.

Otherwise, I'd leave it alone because, if you remove your page
references, what do people do after they print out your document and are
no longer looking at it in the Acrobat Reader online?



Sean Brierley
Software Documentation Specialist
Haestad Methods
203-805-0572 (voice)
203-597-1488 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: Parker, Anne [mailto:anne -dot- parker -at- trizetto -dot- com]

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

How do other writers and companies deal with this pagination
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,
that's not a real solution because we're not about to delete or change
TOCs and indexes.

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