[OS X TeX] Numbering pages on PDF-documents

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Sun Mar 2 15:46:29 EST 2008

At 9:28 PM +0100 3/2/08, Manuel wrote:
>Am 02/03/2008 um 20:12 schrieb Alan Munn:
>>At 7:57 PM +0100 3/2/08, Manuel wrote:
>>>Am 02/03/2008 um 15:12 schrieb Alan Munn:
>>>>Use the geometry package for this sort of thing.
>>>>For your specific example:
>>>>\usepackage[hmargin=2cm, vmargin=1cm, includeheadfoot]{geometry}
>>>Yes! This worked perfectly, many thanks, Alan.
>>>Is there any way to supress numbers on certain pages? Like, on 
>>>"pages 1 to 3"  and "page 145" no page number appear?
>>Yes. Recall that your pdfpages command has the following format:
>>This tells pdfpages to insert all the pages into the document with 
>>the headings pagestyle.
>>So if you want particular pages to be blank, you would need to make 
>>separate includes for the ranges of pages that you want to have a 
>>blank pagestyle, and then leave out the pagecommand parameter.
>>e.g. the following will put no page numbers on pages 1-3 and page 
>>numbers on the rest.
>Aha. It does work, but I'm not sure I'm getting this right. At the 
>moment, it looks like this:
>Perhaps the correct way to do it would be to specify once what pages 
>to number and once which  pages not to number, or may be this is it, 
>and a separate command must be given each time?

This seems fine. As far as I know, there's no way to specify which 
pages to number, and which pages not to number.  pdfpages simply 
inserts the pages in the order of the include commands, so you can't 
put one include to specify the numbered pages and then another one to 
specify the unnumbered pages, since they would then end up in the 
wrong order.

With respect to Schremmer's suggestion, you can include {} as a page 
specification to pdfinclude to insert a blank page also.


Alan Munn 
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