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Adjusting PDF Numbering to match Book numbering?

Aug 22, 2010 8:30 PM

Fellow Forum Members,

I have a PDF of a 200 page book I scanned and having a hard time setting up links in the TOC because of the conflicting page numbering between the printed book and the Acrobat 9 PDF file.


To clarify, PAGE ONE of the printed book doesn't actually start until you hit PAGE SEVENTEEN of the book. Because the first SIXTEEN pages of the printed book are numbered using roman numbers for stuff like the PREFACE and the Table of Contents.


In contrast, PAGE ONE for the Acrobat PDF file actually starts on Roman Numeral One. Therefore, the Acrobat 9 page counter  displays page numbering that is out of whack by 16 pages in the PDF file.


Can anyone out there help me figure out what I need to do in my Acrobat 9 so that my PDF file has its first SIXTEEN pages numbered using ROMAN numbers, and  once I hit page SEVENTEEN my page number starts as PAGE ONE?  This way the book page numbering will match the PDF page numbering and make setting up my links less labor intensive.


Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

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    Aug 22, 2010 9:07 PM   in reply to binar0101

    View > Navigation Panels > Pages

    Open the Options menu (drop-down associated with the "cogwheel" icon).
    Select 'Number Pages' and look over the configuration options.

    Then, visit Acrobat Help to review the what and how of this feature.
    Also, look over "logical page numbers".
    In Acrobat's Preferences, in the Page Display category, you can tick/untick the option
    "Use logical page numbers" - this affects what is displayed for pages in the toolbar.

    You ought to be able to configure PDF page ranges to reflect what is in/on the scanned images you've placed into PDF.

    Be well...

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    Oct 27, 2011 8:55 AM   in reply to binar0101

    I am trying to do the same in Acrobat X Pro, with a PDF book I received from a publisher. The Display Logical Page Numbers is selected in  Preferences, but I can't figure out how to actually set the correct logical page number. I can't find any "Number Pages" as CtDave describes.

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    Oct 27, 2011 9:11 AM   in reply to New ID User

    It's in the same place - open the Page Thumbnails panel on the left of the screen, click the options icon under the word "Page", and it's halfway down the list.

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