Bookmarks, Named Destinations

Much as you do when you read a book, you can mark places of interest, or create an easily viewable structure for your PDF with bookmarks.

To create bookmarks

  1. Display the Bookmarks panel.

  2. Click the PDF Converter bookmark new Bookmarks and Named Destinations New Bookmark button at the top of the panel.

  3. Give it a unique name.

To import bookmarks

  • Set bookmarks to be transferred from Word documents during PDF creation.

  • Set bookmarks to be auto-generated when creating a single PDF file from multiple input documents; each input file name becomes a bookmark.

  • Set bookmarks to be auto-generated when creating a PDF from PowerPoint (one per slide) or when an entire workbook in Excel is the PDF source (one bookmark per sheet, using the sheet names).

To make a bookmark from PDF text

  1. Select a title or short text with the PDF Converter selecttext Bookmarks and Named Destinations Select text tool in the Standard toolbar.

  2. Press Ctrl B.

  3. The Bookmarks panel opens and the selected text appears as a bookmark


If the Bookmarks panel is already open, the new bookmark appears below the current bookmark selection.

To set where a bookmark points to

  1. Select the bookmark.

  2. Move to the target page in the current document or in any other opened PDF.

  3. Optionally mark a location on the page with the PDF Converter selecttext Bookmarks and Named Destinations Select Text or PDF Converter selectarea Bookmarks and Named Destinations Select Area tools.

  4. Click the PDF Converter set destination Bookmarks and Named Destinations Set Destination button at the top of the panel.


Right-click the bookmark and select Set Destination.

To specify a named destination

  1. Display Destinations in the Navigation panel and name some destinations.

  2. Display the Bookmarks panel, right-click a bookmark and choose Properties.

  3. The default action is ‘Go to a page view’.

  4. Click Edit and choose Use Named Destination.

  5. Click Browse to choose a destination, then click OK.

You can link other actions to a bookmark. See About Actions.


To delete a bookmark

  1. Select a bookmark.

  2. Click the PDF Converter bookmark delete Bookmarks and Named Destinations Delete Bookmark button


Right-click the bookmark and choose Delete Bookmark(s) from the shortcut menu.


Deleting a bookmark within a multi-level structure means deleting all its lower level bookmarks as well.


To customize bookmark appearance and behavior

  1. Select a bookmark.

  2. Choose Properties from the drop-down menu next to the Options button


Right-click it and choose Properties.

  1. Set attributes like text style and color in the  Bookmark Properties panel.

  2. Set actions in the Actions panel. The default action is to go to a defined page, but you can choose others. Multiple actions are possible and you can define action order.

  3. When done, click Close.

To set the current appearance as default, choose this command from the Options drop-down list, or from the bookmark shortcut menu.

Bookmarks can be organized into a multi-level structure to reflect different level headings.

To create a second-level bookmark

  1. Create a top-level bookmark.

  2. Create a bookmark below it that you want to move to the second-level.

  3. Right-click this bookmark.

  4. Choose Cut  (The cut bookmark does not disappear).

  5. Right-click the top-level bookmark.

  6. Choose Paste under Selected Bookmark from the shortcut menu.

Choose Paste after Selected Bookmark to place the cut bookmark at the same level in the hierarchy as the one above. Repeat this procedure to make a multi-level set of bookmarks.

To set general bookmark preferences, use the Preference command from under Options and choose  Highlight Current Bookmark, Hide After Use, Wrap Long Bookmarks and Text Size.



You can create a Table of Contents from your bookmarks.


Bookmarks and Named Destinations