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Adding Line Numbers to a PDF generated from XML

It is convenient, especially for specification documents, to have linenumbers in the left-margin. Though easy to do in MS-WORD, I could find no straight-forward way to add line numbers for XML generated spec. docs.

SO I decided to try-out a combination. And it works great. Here are the steps.

  1. Generate HTML from your XML input.

  2. Open the HTML document in MS-WORD.

  3. Select "View" --> "Print Layout"

  4. Select "File" --> "Page Setup" --> "Layout"

  5. Click on "Line Numbers" button.

  6. Enable "Add Line numbering". Select appropriate options. It is possible to have line numbers on specific portions of the document.

  7. Click on "OK" on all active panels.

  8. Convert the MS-WORD file to PDF

That's it.


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