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README for lastpage package, 2021/09/03, v1.2n


1 Introduction
2 Download
3 Installation
4 Additional Packages
5 Package Compatibility
6 Authors/Maintainer
7 Bug Reports
8 Known Problems


This LaTeX package puts the label LastPage (\AtEndDocument)
into the .aux file, allowing the user to refer to the last page
of a document. This might be particularly useful in places
like headers or footers. -
When more than one page numbering scheme is used, or the
fnsymbol page numbering scheme is used, or another package
has output after this package, or the number of pages
instead of the last page's name is needed, or the page
numbers exeed a certain range, there might be problems,
which can be solved by using the pageslts package instead.

This material is published under the LPPL 1.3c: This work may be
distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project
Public License, either version 1.3c of this license or (at your option) any
later version. This version of this license is in
and the latest version of this license is in
and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version
2005/12/01 or later.


`lastpage' is available on CTAN:

Also a ZIP file is provided that contains the files:
the manual (lastpage.pdf), the example (lastpage-example.tex),
the compiled example (lastpage-example.pdf), 
driver (lastpage.drv), lastpage.dtx,
installation file (lastpage.ins), 
the style files (lastpage.sty, lastpage209.sty),
and this README, already sorted in a TDS tree:


First, please make sure that there is no old version of
lastpage at some obsolete place in your system.

Installation with ZIP file in TDS format
The ZIP file `lastpage.tds.zip' contains the files
sorted in a TDS tree. Thus you can directly unpack the
ZIP file inside a TDS tree.
See https://www.ctan.org/TDS-guidelines for an explanation
of TDS.
  cd /...somewhere.../texmf
  unzip /...downloadpath.../lastpage.tds.zip
Do not forget to refresh the file name database of this
TDS tree.
  texhash /...somewhere.../texmf

Manual installation
a) Download the lastpage files from CTAN.
   If necessary, unpack them.
b) Generate the package and driver files:
     tex lastpage.dtx
c) Install the file `*.sty' in your TDS tree:
     cp *.sty TDS:tex/latex/lastpage/
   Replace `TDS:' by the prefix of your TDS tree
   (texmf directory).
d) Create the documentation, if necessary, e.g.
     pdflatex lastpage.dtx
     makeindex -s gind.ist lastpage.idx
     pdflatex undolabl.dtx
     makeindex -s gind.ist lastpage.idx
     pdflatex lastpage.dtx
e) Update the databases, if necessary, e.g. for teTeX:
     mktexlsr .../texmf 
f) Create the lastpage-example.pdf, if necessary, e.g.
     pdflatex lastpage-example.tex
     pdflatex lastpage-example.tex
     pdflatex lastpage-example.tex
g) Copy the documentation files to
   README, lastpage.pdf, lastpage-example.tex,


The lastpage package does not depend on other packages,
but the lastpage.dtx does (for unpacking and constructing
the documentation), see "7.1 Downloads" in the manual


lastpage is not compatible with the very old version 2.0
(and earlier) of the endfloat package. The recent version of
endfloat is available at


* Author of the original main code: 
   Jeffrey P. Goldberg (Thanks!)
* Author of the recent package and current maintainer:
   H.-Martin Münch


A bug report should contain:
* Comprehensive problem description. This includes error or
  warning messages.
* \errorcontextlines=\maxdimen can be added in the
  TeX code to get more information in TeX error messages.
* Minimal test file that shows the problem, but does not
  contain any unnecessary packages and code.
* Used drivers/programs.
* Version information about used packages and programs.
* If you are using LaTeX, then add "\listfiles". Then
  a list of version information is printed at the end
  of the LaTeX run.
* Please no other files than the minimal test file.
  The other files .log, .dvi, .ps, .pdf are seldom
  necessary, so send them only on request.
* Please .zip or .tar.gz your file(s) before sending them!

Bug address
Bug reports can be send to the maintainer:
  H.-Martin Münch
  <Martin [dot] Muench [at] Uni-Bonn [dot] de>


Really a lot, see chapter 3 of the documentation!

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (558.0k).

lastpage – Reference last page for Page N of M type footers

Reference the number of pages in your document through the introduction of a new label which can be referenced like \pageref{LastPage} to give a reference to the last page of a document. It is particularly useful in the page footer that says: Page N of M.

LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3
MaintainerHans-Martin Münch
Jeffrey Goldberg (inactive)
TDS archivelastpage.tds.zip
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