[R] adding "Page X of XX" to PDFs

John Kane jrkr|de@u @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sat Dec 2 18:10:28 CET 2023


On Sat, 2 Dec 2023 at 09:39, Dennis Fisher <fisher using plessthan.com> wrote:

> OS X
> R 4.3.1
> Colleagues
> I often create multipage PDFs [pdf()] in which the text "Page X" appears
> in the margin.  These PDFs are created automatically using a massive R
> script.
> One of my clients requested that I change this to:
>         Page X of XX
> where XX is the total number of pages.
> I don't know the number of expected pages so I can't think of any clever
> way to do this.  I suppose that I could create the PDF, find out the number
> of pages, then have a second pass in which the R script was fed the number
> of pages.  However, there is one disadvantage to this -- the original PDF
> contains a timestamp on each page -- the new version would have a different
> timestamp -- so I would prefer to not use this approach.
> Has anyone thought of some terribly clever way to solve this problem?
> Dennis
> Dennis Fisher MD
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John Kane
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