[pdftex] "\frontmatter" and page-numbering.

Michael Chapman mchapman at mchapman.com
Mon Apr 9 19:28:25 CEST 2001

I had always considered in a "feature" of Acroread that page numbers in the 
bottom-line box were usually out of sync. with the document. I.e. the 'Reader 
strictly numbered from "1" and allowed for no title pages or front matter.

However I see from Adobe's  PDF14Deltas.pdf (one of Donald Story's recent 
references) that it is possible to have "i, ii, ii, . . . viii, 1, 2 . . . 
230" or whatever.  (The file doesn't _say_ you can do it (or how) it is just 
a practical example of it being done.)

Using \frontmatter and \mainmatter (in "book"} on LaTex achieves this for 
printed numbers but not for the Acroread bottom line.

Is there something I can do to my file . .  if not can I add this to 
the pdftex Users' Wish List?

Thanks, Michael Chapman (France).

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