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Review comments on PDF17

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:54:31 -0700
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To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
(This is getting beyond typical review issues. Do we need to take this
to survey?)

Can we change the title to "Specifying consistent page numbering for
PDF documents"? Shouldn't all PDF viewers interpret the page number
formatting like Acrobat Pro and Reader, if they are supporting PDF
/PageLabels properly?

If this is correct, I recommend changing the description as well, to read:

Many documents use specific page number formats within a document.
Commonly, front matter is numbered with lowercase roman numerals. The
main content, starting on the page numbered 1, may actually be the
fifth or sixth page in the document. Similarly, appendices may begin
with page number 1 plus a prefix of the appendix letter (e.g., "A-1").
Authors should make sure that the page numbering of their converted
documents is reflected in any page number displays in their user
agent. Consistency in presenting the document's page numbers will help
make navigating the document more predictable and understandable.

The objective of this technique is to help users locate themselves in
a document by ensuring that the page numbering displayed in the PDF
viewer page controls has the same page numbering as the document. For
example, Adobe Acrobat Pro and Reader display page numbers in the Page
Navigation toolbar. The page number format is specified by the
/PageLabels entry in the Document Catalog.

As an example, if /PageLabels has not been provided to describe the
page number formatting, the page numbering scheme will not be
reflected in the Page Navigation toolbar in Adobe Acrobat Pro or
Reader. This toolbar displays the page number in a text box, which
users can change to move to another page. In addition, users can
select the arrows to move one page up or down in the document. The
toolbar also displays the relative page number location. In the image
below, the default display indicates the user is on page 1 of 4 pages.


 I also suggest changing the title of Example 1 to:
Editing PDF page number formatting specifications using Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

I don't think we need Microsoft Word in the title, but we should move
the Word version number into the text of the example.

Is G61 really a related technique? I'm not seeing the connection.
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