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Yes, that is very annoying and worth considering if you're doing mainly PDF. I guess looking back at my first response, most people won't really care where the page numbers start.
I will say FrameMaker does a very nice job of converting the TOC into usable hyperlinks and page numbers are superfluous in online documentation. Only when you print them do page numbers become relevant. If you're going to print them out, which way best serves the reader AFTER they are printed--not whether or not you correctly print a specific subset of the pages?
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[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-185209 -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com]On Behalf Of Juliet
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 12:34 PM
Subject: RE: page numbering
Very good point - I'd forgotten how annoying it is when you get the
wrong batch of pages out of the printer!
Since we ship all our doc as PDF files, I now number everything starting
from the very first page - the cover. Even though I don't display a page
number, I include it in the sequencing. The reason is that my page
numbers then line up with the page numbers of the PDF (in Acrobat).
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