Working with Auto Page Numbering in pdfDocs 3.3

Published on September 2, 2013 by kerryc
pdfDocs 3.3 allows you to sync the page numbers of your document with their corresponding Page Thumbnails. This is controlled through the Display Options on the Processing toolbar. This works for paginated MS Word documents that were converted to PDF.

Auto Page Numbering

The Page Thumbnails in pdfDocs are numbered based on pages within the document. For example, if there are 10 pages in document 1, they will be numbered 1/10, 2/10 etc. All the other documents in the workspace will be similarly numbered. This is known as Auto Page Numbering. AutoN_on

Turn Auto Page Numbering off

pdfDocs 3.3 provides users with the ability to control the Page Thumbnail display to reflect what is actually shown on the document. For example, if you use a mixture of pages with no numbers, Roman and Arabic in a MS Word document, pdfDocs will show this numbering system on the corresponding Page Thumbnails. AutoN_off This is controlled through the Display Options on the Processing toolbar. Auto Page Numbering is turned on by default and the Page Thumbnail will display the default pdfDocs numbering system. When Auto Page Numbering is turned off, pdfDocs will display MS Word numbering for the Page Thumbnails. MS Word documents with customized pagination can be added to a pdfDocs Project workspace directly from MS Word or imported into the workspace from within pdfDocs.

Numbering rules

If you import a MS Word document with no customized pagination information into a Project workspace where there are existing documents, the new document will inherit and continue the pagination information from the preceding document. So for example, if you add a document with no pagination information into a Project workspace and the preceding document ended in Roman numbers XX, the new document will start with XXI. If you want to ensure that this customized numbering information is displayed in the final PDF, you must ensure that the Auto Page Numbering option is deselected when you output as a PDF. If not, the Page Thumbnail numbering will revert to the pdfDocs default numbering conventions. Remember, what you see is what you get.