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When I was a young man, a common arrangement for loose bound technical
manuals is to number pages by chapter. (It’s quite a good scheme, in
those situations: even if your corrections add a whole page to the
chapter, the most you have to redistribute is that chapter.)
The problem, at first sight, seems pretty much the same as that in
another answer on
running numbers within a chapter
and the basic technique is indeed pretty similar.
However, tidying-up loose ends, making sure the page number gets reset
to the correct value at the start of each chapter, and so on, is
slightly more challenging. This is why the chappg
was written: it does the obvious things, and more.
Users have been known to ask for running page numbers within a
section, but this really doesn’t make sense: you need to run page
numbers within document objects that always start on a fresh page.
- macros/latex/contrib/chappg (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
previous question, or
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This is FAQ version 3.27, released on 2013-06-07.