I am writing my dissertation in Emacs org-mode and have a few questions that hopefully someone has faced before. Background info: I have each chapter in a separate directory organized in a .org file that is eventually exported into a PDF. In the chapter directory, there are appropriate subdirectories that have figures etc. In each chapter I have the appropriate LaTeX headers and Class declarations to obtain the export to my liking.
Problem: Each chapter has page numbers that start at 1,2,3, etc.
I would like to customize the page numbers in each chapter so that if CH 1 finishes on page 15, CH 2 begins on page 16. In an ideal world, the export of all .org files would result in a final pdf with sequential page numbers. Is this possible with multiple .org files in separate directories? I like organizing the .org files into separate directories as I can easily work on separate chapters where all the figures are self-contained. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.