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"drew" <> wrote in message news:1303393014.20515.26.camel@sybil-gnome...

Just thought I'd pass along a reference to this article:


"To make electronic forms of documents an adequate, perhaps superior
replacement for printed documents, we need three levels of independ-
ent abstractions for documents: the document itself, how the docu-
ment is rendered on a particular media or device, and the markup for
that document. A document should be able to be rendered through a
transformation that is a function of a device and display parameters.

This leads to the notion that page numbers simply are not ideal for
electronic documents.

Hmm. Please would someone suggest an alternative mechanism that lets me easily detect that part(s) of the document is(are) missing. Numbering pages as "1 of 38", 2 of 38", ... "37 of 38", "38 of 38" serves this purpose rather well. Open to fraud of course but not really to accidental damage. I suppose that if the document will *never* be printed then page numbers could go but adding page numbers as the document is printed would be open to serious accidental damage.


—Geoffrey Pascoe


A little something to chew over perhaps.

Best wishes,


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