Archive for August, 2007

PDF page numbering

This is something that has bugged me for quite some time and maybe it has bugged you too.

It came up for me again while digesting Hasso Plattners Trends and Concepts document.

There is a disconnect between the numbered pages of the document ‘physical’ document and the virtual document.

If, for example, I want to check a quote that Dennis Howlett has referred to in his blog – ‘SAPs 429 page lecture’ and I want to navigate to page 7 I have this handy ‘Go To Page’ (CTRL+SHIFT+N for those who love shortcuts) functionality in Adobe Reader to do just that.
Go To Page
The problem is the page 7 that Dennis is referring to is that page 7 of the physical document as numbered by what ever grand publishing software has been used to create this document. Adobe takes us to the 7th page of the document, which is a completely different thing. It is, in fact, page iii of the introduction.

What I would like is for a little more connection between those two concepts so that when I ‘Go To Page’ 7 I go to the seventh page of the document as decided by the publisher not the seventh page from the front.

Is that too much to ask? 

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I will be there (in Munich)

I have delayed this post until I knew it was going to happen but yes it is true:

SAP TechEd '07: I'll be there!

Looking forward to seeing you there too.

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Beating back BSP bugs

This is not a story about how I killed a microwave by cooking a burrito for 60 minutes rather than 60 seconds. This is just a story about how one man in his daily quest solved a nagging problem that was bothering him just a little too much.

The other day when I was chatting to Craig, I mentioned that I liked to blog about problems that I had solved so that others did not have to endure the pain.

This was such a day.

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