[pdftex] How to find the current pdf page number?

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Thu Oct 20 22:46:53 CEST 2005

On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 06:49:50PM +0100, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

> So, I need to find out the current physical page number. I checked pdftex 
> manual but couldn't see any such primitive. And TeX \page gives me logical 
> page number, not physical.
> On the other hand, if LaTeX kept separate counters for roman page numbers 
> and arabic page numbers

No, it's one counter only.

> then I could just add these two and have a 
> solution that worked for both dvi and pdf case (but I only care about pdf 
> case so I don't mind if the solution is pdftex-specific).

Of course you can add the pages of the differently numbered sections.

The standard solutions:

How many pages are there in my document?

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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