[texhax] Having trouble with roman numerals

Frank Ernest great123456 at mail.com
Mon Jun 15 03:29:07 CEST 2015

>  > Hello, I'm having trouble getting the numbering
>  > on the front pages to be roman numerals.
>  > Here's the text:
>  >
>  > \documentclass[11pt,oneside,a4paper]{book}
>  > \usepackage{draftwatermark}
>  > \usepackage{indentfirst}
>  > \begin{document}
>  > \frontmatter
>  > \pagenumbering{roman}
>  > \title{The tale of two obscurities}
>  > \author{David Niklas}
>  > \date{04/22/2015}
>  > %copyright{Frank Ernest 2015++}
>  > \maketitle
>
> Hi Frank,
> the behavior you describe is carved into the \maketitle macro.  This
> macro suppresses page numbers on the title page deliberately because
> they are not desired.
>

Well, page numbering in pdf, ps, and dvi files the numbering starts at
the title, so I assumed that that's what your supposed to do when you
publish pdf/ps/dvi docs.
Where should I put it, ideally? I tried reading other guides latex
source but could not find any hints.

> You can't say \copyright{Frank Ernest 2015++} because the control
> sequence \copyright isn't defined anywhere or, if it is defined, has
> another meaning (it usually prints the copyright symbol).
>

Yes, that's what I thought, so, what markup keyword should I use?

Thanks

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to figure out which package does what for you.