Acrobat Bookmarks are a very useful way to add navigation to a PDF document.
Acrobat’s Bookmarks Panel allows you to scroll through a list of bookmarks. Clicking on a bookmark will take you to the page associated with it.
Bookmarks can be created by an authoring application (like Word or PowerPoint) or may be created after the PDF is published.
Bookmarks are a convenient way to review documents, too. As you page through a document, just tap CTRL-B (CMD-B on the Mac) to create a bookmark.
Since attorneys frequently use bookmarks when reviewing documents, from time to time I’m asked:
Is there a way to create a Bookmark Report in Acrobat?
Acrobat X Create Bookmark Report Action
The Acrobat X Create Bookmark Report Action processes multiple PDF documents and outputs a
Summary Document containing:
- A unified report, by document, listing bookmarks in a hierarchical fashion
- A Comma Separate Values (CSV) file which may be opened in a spreadsheet program
When you run the Action, you’ll be asked to select the files you wish to process. Then, you can choose various option in the Actions window:
How do I get the Bookmark Report Action?
You can get the Document Numbering Action over on the Actions Exchange on AcrobatUsers.com,
Alternately, you can download it direct below.
The PDF document you download below includes:
- Installation and use instructions
- Action (embedded in the PDF)
Right-click and Choose Save Target As . . . to save to your desktop