If you are creating a long PDF document, it might be helpful for those viewing it to create bookmarks. Bookmarks will allow the reader to easily jump to a specific topic in the document. Creating these bookmarks are very easy in Acrobat Pro X.
- Open your completed document.
- Next, open the bookmarks pane in Acrobat Pro
- Now, in your document, go to the location you would like to bookmark.
- Go back to the bookmark pane and click on the new bookmark button.
- Type in the name of the bookmark.
- Continue these same steps until you have added all your bookmarks.
If your document already has items noted in the bookmarks pane but they are not linked to a location follow these steps.
- Go to the location in the document that the heading needs to link to.
- Right-click on the heading name under the bookmark pane and select Set Destination. This will set the link for that bookmark.
- If you don’t want to have a bookmark for the existing heading, right-click on the heading and select Delete.
Now that you have your bookmarks created, you want to make sure that those viewing your document see them. The best way to make sure they know you have bookmarks available, is to set the bookmarks pane to open when the document open.
- Click on the File Menu and select Properties.
- In the Document Properties window, select the Initial View tab.
- Then under Navigation Tab select Bookmarks Panel and Page option. Then click OK.
Now when anyone opens your document in Acrobat Pro or Reader, it will open with the Bookmark pane already open.