Re: [xep-support] extract page numbers?

From: G. Ken Holman (
Date: Mon Sep 20 2004 - 03:32:14 PDT

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    At 2004-09-19 20:46 -0700, Bob Stayton wrote:
    >Is it possible with XEP to extract information on page numbers to a file
    >other than the PDF file? That is, for each input element with an id
    >attribute, can XEP emit the page number that the element ends up on in the
    >finished document?

    I haven't seen this.

    >If not during processing, is it possible to extract such
    >information from the PDF file?

    Yes, not only is it possible but that is the principle behind the "back of
    the book index methodology" available as a free download in the "Free
    resources" area of our web site cited in my trailer below. I include links
    to free tools to use in the methodology.

    Mind you, I'm actually exposing numbers onto the PDF canvas, I'm not going
    into any hidden information in the PDF file. Perhaps this wouldn't be
    quite what you need as my approach would require two passes: one to expose
    the page number citations (which I do in my methodology by exposing angle
    brackets that satisfy XML syntax), and one to suppress them.

    But I hope this helps perhaps through the free tools that are linked.

    ............................. Ken

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