Inconsistent Labels

The PDF spec supports a feature called page labels. This feature allows you to customize the page label displayed, which might be different than the logical (one-based) page label. PSPDFKit will properly parse this additional information and display the custom page label next to the logical page label, if found.

Custom page labels can be roman letters, strings, or simply numbers with a different offset. Sometimes the initial pages start with roman letters, and the page numbers then start later to match the page numbering in the document.

Page Labels

This perfectly matches Adobe Acrobat’s behavior.


You can disable this feature by setting arePageLabelsEnabled to NO.

You can also access these custom page labels via pageLabelForPage(at:substituteWithPlainLabel:).