Does PDF-XChange Editor permit the use of Roman numerals in the page number field to reach a page? Is it possible to to have special page numbers displayed in the thumbnails for each page?
Yes, it is possible to use roman numerals in documents.
In the following example, the PDF has pages marked 1-6, which corresponds to the actual page numbers:
Let's say we want to set page 1 as the front cover, label pages 2-4 with roman numerals (I, II, and III), and label pages 5-6 with the numbers 1 and 2.
The first step is to select the "Use logical page numbers" box in File> Preferences> Page Display:
The second step is to determine the page ranges. Click the Options button, then click "More for Pages > Number Pages":
The Page Numbering dialog box will open. Click Add New Range to add a new number range to the document:
Note that the existing page range starts at page one and refers to the entire document. When you are specifying a new range at the start of the document, it is necessary to enter the start value of the next page range to indicate the end of the one you are specifying. For example, if you enter the number 2 it will result in a new page range starting at page 2, resulting in page 1 becoming a new, separate page range. You will then need to add all the other page ranges. Once that is complete, you will see the following:
The lit bar indicates the currently selected page range.
Front Cover (FC)
Select the 0-1 page range, then change the style to "None". You will then be able to add a prefix, such as "FC":
Note that in the preview section of the "Page Numbering" dialog box, the bold section is the currently selected page range.
After you have completed the steps above, the second page of the PDF will be labeled as page 1, as detailed below:
Book Front Matter
Select the page range 2-4, then change the style to roman numerals, and set the "Start numbering from:" option to 1:
Once those operations are complete, the page ranges will be displayed as detailed below: