Re: [xep-support] Page count module 4

From: G. Ken Holman <>
Date: Wed Nov 21 2007 - 09:45:00 PST

I requested this of the XSL-FO committee for version 1.1 and my
request was rejected.

All I can suggest is adding four additional pages to the end of the
document and then after print deleting the pages you don't want. In
tools it is easier to do that than to add pages. For example, if you
produce PDF from XEP and you have a PDF printer driver, then open up
your PDF file in the reader and do a "print to PDF" of the desired
page count, and the unwanted pages at the end don't show up in the result.

If anyone else can think of a different approach, I'd love to hear
it. This comes up in publications that are saddle-stitched where
pages need to be grouped in 16 or 32 pages. What I wanted from the
committee was the ability to loop through a page subsequence ...
because of the saddle-stitching the margins need to be minutely
adjusted on each page.

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

At 2007-11-21 16:54 +0100, Tobias Hanning wrote:
>Hi all,
>I have a problem that I don't know how I should solve:
>In order to print the PDF-files the document must consist of an
>amount of pages which is dividable with 4. It is a basic rule for
>printing that our printshop is using.
>Is there anyone that know how can I solve this problem?

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