How can I set the page number correctly?

Elin D. shared this question 11 months ago
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I am annotating a book. The Preface is page numbered from i to xvi. Citavi converts this to 1 - 16, so if I do a direct quote from page xi, it appears as page 11. Then the main texts starts, on what is, in the book, page 1. So now, when I am on page 3 in the book, Citavi says I am on page 19. My citations say page 19. Etc.

How can I fix this? Surely this is not uncommon - that books have prefaces or differently numbered introductions.

Thanks.

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Hello Elin

Please change the format of the page number as shown below:

6941b07c632191bbf665b6c4831b9533

Regards,

Peter

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Hi Peter

Many thanks for this: it solves half of my problem! :) I'm hoping you might be able to resolve the other part too: my pages 1-16 are now correctly appearing as i-xvi. But the subsequent page 1, still appears as page 19. (Intro ends on page xvi, a couple of blank pages, then the start of chapter 1.)

It's like in MS Word: sometimes I want list numbering to start again from 1. I can choose to follow on (continue the sequence) from the previous list, or start again. Is there such a setting to toggle for this in Citavi? Can it recognise a "break" between intro and chapter 1 and start my Arabic numbering from the correct place?


Best,

Elin

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I understand that I can manually change 19 to 1, when I'm where your helpful video shows. But it does not follow on: I would, as far as I can see, have to change every single subsequent entry for the entire book. (And underneath the PDF on the reading pane, it also still says 19/200.)

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Ok - In case other users are interested: I've solved it. The page numbers have to be changed in Adobe. I followed this recipe http://www.adobepress.com/articles/article.asp?p=1998556&seqNum=4 . Once this is set correctly on the PDF file, it works.

I cannot, however, see how to simply replace the PDF currently in Citavi with this new, renumbered one. Hence it seems as though I will have to go through and add each and every quote and comment already entered and copy to the new PDF file. Does anyone know a less cumbersome solution?

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Hi Elin,


Thanks for sharing your solution! This is indeed the best approach if you have PDFs with differently numbered sections and want Citavi to automatically insert the correct page numbers when you're saving a quotation or comment.


Unfortunately, there's no easy way to transfer the quotes and comments you already made. I would suggest creating a new reference for the new PDF. You'll then have to re-select the text in the PDF and create new knowledge items. However, by retaining the original reference you can at least cut and paste text from the old knowledge items into the new knowledge items. Once you're done doing this, you can delete the old reference and continue working with the new one.


Please just let us know if you have any additional questions!

Best regards,

Jennifer

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Hi Jen

Unfortunately, this solution does not work. The numbering is now entirely correct in any other PDF reader. So in Acrobat, or Preview on my Mac or any such app, it renders pages i-xvi, and 1-217 correctly, as lowercase roman numerals, and Arabic. But not in Citavi.

If this is indeed the best way resolving it, could you please help me figure out where things are going wrong?


Best,

Elin

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Ok - so I repaginated the PDf again, added it as a new reference (and not as a second document for the same reference I already had), learnt how to run two instances of Citavi, so I could copy and paste more easily (one instance on one screen, the other on another - easy to view both old and new copy), and am now going through my Word document to amend all the references: as the old version has now been removed, I have to manually insert quotes and references again.

BUT - for some reason, Citavi now has stopped using the sort title in my Word document. That was fine before, but now it - every single time and not just the first - inserts the full, long title.

I am using the same citation style (MLA 8th)

I have amended the short title in Citavi to see if that makes a difference. No change.

I have tried applying another style, and then reapplying MLA 8th to see if that makes a difference. No change.

I have done all this after saving, restarting apps, and restarting computer. No difference.


What I want to happen: the short title or author plus page number, or just page number, to appear, according to MLA rules. Which I know is possible - Citavi did it yesterday for me, using the other PDF.

What happens: Author, long title, page number appears for every citation.

Help?