RE: PDFs and Page Numbers

Subject: RE: PDFs and Page Numbers
From: "Gwen Fremonti" <gwen -dot- fremonti -at- primefactors -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 14:22:47 -0700



<<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.">>

I do the same thing. But if the first page of Chapter 1 is the 5th page of
the document, I set that chapter's numbering in FrameMaker to start at 5. My
theory being that while the preceding pages may not be numbered, they're
still pages.

Gwen Fremonti
Sr. Technical Writer
Prime Factors, Inc.

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References:
PDFs and Page Numbers: From: Parker, Anne

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