Re: PDFs and Page Numbers

Subject: Re: PDFs and Page Numbers
From: Goober <techcommgoober -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 13:11:34 -0700 (PDT)

--- "Parker, Anne" <anne -dot- parker -at- trizetto -dot- com> wrote:
> 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.

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