Printing and page-range downloading… How to indicate the correct page numbers

Two (almost always reliable) ways to figure out what page number to enter in the print and page-range-download dialog boxes:

  • Option A:  Open a book by clicking on its title or cover, go to a particular page.  The page number to use for the page you are on is the number shown at the top-right, above the live TOC area, in the little box
  • Option B:  Go to a particular page in an ebrary book, choose Print under the InfoTools menu (or image-PDF after clicking the Download button).
    The page number to use for the page you are on is the number filled in as the starting page number
  • For many ebrary books, these page numbers will be the same as the page numbers seen on the book’s pages, for example:
    • The pages prior to the first page of chapter 1 are typically numbered starting with i, ii, iii, iv, etc
    • The first page of chapter 1 is typically numbered page 1

Option C: If a book is numbered in a particularly unusual way (such as multiple sections, each of which starts with a page 1), you may need to use the always-reliable “consecutive” page numbers, which you indicate with parentheses

  1. ebrary assigns “consecutive” page numbers by calling the first page (usually the cover) page 1, the next page 2, the next page 3, etc.  No interpretation, just assignment.
  2. If you open a book by clicking on its title or cover and go to any page, the “consecutive” page number for that page is shown at the top-right, above the live TOC area, to the right of the little box, THE FIRST NUMBER IN PARENTHESES
  3. To use a “consecutive” page number in the print and page-range-download dialog boxes, you need to put the number in parentheses to indicate you’re using a consecutive page number.  For example, (1) indicates the cover or whatever the book has as the very first page.  (23) is the page you get to if you start on the very first page we have for the book and do 22 page turns.
  4. Note, “consecutive” page numbers are rarely the same as the page numbers seen on the book’s pages, and rarely the same as the number in the little box.