Omer Khalid Omer Khalid - 24 days ago 7
LaTeX Question

Hyper reference links in Latex document starts from the beginning of the page

I have a latex document. I am using hyperref, makeidx and glossary packages for my document.

Every thing is created fine; table of content (all references works nicely), glossary and index except that page numbers printed in the glossary and index are correct but they point to page numbers starting from the beginning of the document where initial 10 pages are in arabic numbers and then roman numbers from 1 starts.

e.g. I have 10 pages for initial front matter (abstract, declaration, table of contents etc etc). After that, mainmatter begins and so does the page numbers in roman from 1. So on this page 1, I have an index entry "hello"

Now in the index, it prints "hello 1" which is correct except that when one clicks on 1, then it goes to the right at the beginning of the document rather then numbered page 1.

Your help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Omer

Answer

I wrote a blog post about this a while ago, explaining how to simply number your pages 1...n, getting rid of the Roman numerals. This solves your problem, and makes for sensible page numbering within the PDF reader as well. If this is what you want, put the following code in your preamble:

\let\oldsetcounter=\setcounter
\renewcommand\setcounter[2]{%
  \ifx\not{#1}{page}\oldsetcounter{#1}{#2}\fi}
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