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Today’s tip looks at a real-life page numbering situation I had to handle this week.
I’m doing editorial work on a 700 page-plus textbook. To break the work down into convenient units, I extracted one chapter at a time from the main PDF. Here’s my new 38 page extracted document. Notice the pages are numbered from 1 to 38.
The problem lies in the page numbers. I need page layout references to correlate with content I’m developing on a spreadsheet. I can add and subtract mindlessly all day, or just reset the page numbers. Can you guess which option I chose?
Follow these steps to configure the numbers:
- Right-click the first thumbnail and choose Page Labels. In the Page Numbering dialog, click the All radio button.
- In the Numbering section, type the first page number for the chapter or section, in this case, 686.
- Click OK.
- Now the pages in my extracted chapter match those in the original document and I can carry on.