# Prevent title page from being considered as page "1"

I am write a big document use \frontmatter and \mainmatter to get different page numbering for different parts. All is fine except that the title page appears to be page 1; that is, there are two page 1 (the other is page 1 of the mainmatter). Two page 1 causes a problem for printing: if I want to print page 1 to 3, then Adobe Reader will print from the title page to the page 3 in the mainmatter.

Addendum: I am not ask not print the page 1 on the title page. I want to make sure that Adobe Reader can figure out page 1 is not the title page but page 1 in the mainmatter.

I think the problem is hyperref, without it the viewer will count page numbers plainly.

\documentclass[12pt]{book}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\title{This is a book}
\author{Zero}
\date{2014}
\begin{document}

\maketitle

\frontmatter

\section*{Preface} \lipsum[1]
\cleardoublepage
\tableofcontents

\mainmatter

\chapter{First section} \lipsum[1]
\chapter{Second section} \lipsum[2]
\chapter{Last section} \lipsum[3]

\end{document}


You can add for instance \pagenumbering{alph} before \maketitle -- the first two pages will become a, b and no confusion of Acrobat can appear:

\documentclass[12pt]{book}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\title{This is a book}
\author{Zero}
\date{2014}
\begin{document}

\pagenumbering{alph}
\maketitle

\frontmatter

\section*{Preface} \lipsum[1]
\cleardoublepage
\tableofcontents

\mainmatter

\chapter{First section} \lipsum[1]
\chapter{Second section} \lipsum[2]
\chapter{Last section} \lipsum[3]

\end{document}


However, as Tobi points out, the correct approach is to include the titlepage in the front matter.