I am sure the answer to this exists somewhere here, but I am just not able to find it. I have many multipage figures/tables etc. in my document. I would like to be able to refer to a specific page of a multipage object. Using ~\pageref{somelabel}, I am able to refer to the first page of the object. If I know that my reference of interest is say, on the 5th page, how do I get ~\pageref{somelabel} to link to the 5th page of this multipage object. Thanks in advance for any help!

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    Do you only want the number or also a working hyperlink which jumps to this page? The first can be done by extracting the page number of the first page and adding 4. – Martin Scharrer May 28 '12 at 16:45
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    it depends a bit how you are getting multipage tables and figures, as by default LaTeX does not support either. But basically for example with longtable you should be able to go \label{here} at an arbitrary cell in the table and access \pagref{here} as usual, and should get the page number that that row lands on. – David Carlisle May 28 '12 at 16:46
  • @MartinScharrer: I would like it to be a working hyperlink. @DavidCarlisle, that is an excellent tip, thanks! I have many longtables. I also have multipage figures. They are basically many plots that are included in the document (as one figure) via the ~\pdfpages option. – Ariel May 28 '12 at 16:51

Here's a mock-up of how you could go about obtaining your hyper-linked page references.

Assume the following is your multi-page image (or table):

\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum

This creates a 10-page document containing "stuff." Now you can include this in your main document in the following hypothetical way using pdfpages:

\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum
\usepackage{pdfpages}% http://ctan.org/pkg/pdfpages
\usepackage{hyperref}% http://ctan.org/pkg/hyperref
See page~\pageref{myimage-5} for more details.

The above creates a 12-page document with the 10-page image on pages 2-11. Page X receives the label myimage-X via pagecommand. pagecommand steps some counter (myimage) and also inserts a unique label. Then you can refer to the specific page of a multi-page image using \pageref{myimage-<page>} like in my example:

enter image description here

\pageref{myimage-5} refers to page 6. For multiple multi-page images/tables, you need to reset the counter before each inclusion (\setcounter{myimage}{0}) and also provide a unique label for each image/table. The latter requirement is usually the default when working with labels, so shouldn't influence your workflow.

The above discussion involves the inclusion of multi-page "images." Using multi-page tables in the longtable sense you can insert \label inside the table where you want to obtain the exact reference you need for the page it's on.

  • +1 I'm doing it almost identical in my thesis, but for a different reason. – Martin Scharrer May 28 '12 at 17:19

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