How to create bookmarks in adobe acrobat reader dc

New Here ,
May 26, 2015 May 26, 2015

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I feel like this should be simple but obviously I'm missing something. 

I updated my Acrobat reader to DC.  I have the free desktop version, not premium or anything.  I can't figure out how to make a bookmark for the life of me.  Is that function no longer available for free users?  There's no icon to create a bookmark and I've looked all up and down through the navigation pane and there's no bookmarks tab anywhere.  Are bookmarks gone or just gone for free users?

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Adobe Community Professional , May 26, 2015 May 26, 2015
Not possible. You need to get Acrobat to create bookmarks. The free Reader can't do it, and it won't display the Bookmarks panel for a file without bookmarks (as it can't be used for anything).

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 26, 2015 May 26, 2015

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Not possible. You need to get Acrobat to create bookmarks. The free Reader can't do it, and it won't display the Bookmarks panel for a file without bookmarks (as it can't be used for anything).

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New Here ,
May 27, 2015 May 27, 2015

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Thank you so much!  I was going crazy trying to figure it out.  I have another pdf program I can use instead.  Seems really weird though, like bookmarks should be a simple, basic function but whatever lol.

Thanks again for the help and the clarification

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 28, 2015 May 28, 2015

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It's a basic function for an editor, but Reader is not an editor, it's just that: A reader of PDF files.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 06, 2015 Aug 06, 2015

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No one would confuse iBooks with an Editor, but virtually all eBook readers allow you to set bookmarks of one kind or another. Unless your eBook is a PDF. then you can't.


That's disappointing.

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New Here ,
Sep 02, 2015 Sep 02, 2015

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try67 escreveu:

It's a basic function for an editor, but Reader is not an editor, it's just that: A reader of PDF files.

I sorry, but I don't think so...

What use of a READER where we can't just mark our last read page?

Anyway, I thought Adobe was better than this, charge for such feature like bookmark...

I was loving this new version except for this... so you think "oh it's a good product let see how much for pro version.... EUR 584 no sense"

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 03, 2015 Sep 03, 2015

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You can use a sticky note comment to mark the page you last read, or you can enable the option (under Edit - Preferences - Documents) to restore the last view settings when you re-open a document.

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New Here ,
Jun 09, 2016 Jun 09, 2016

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Yeah, God forbid us wanting to use a bookmark in a reader... 😕

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New Here ,
Aug 05, 2018 Aug 05, 2018

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This is ridiculous. If I am reading a physical book, placing a bookmark is the action you do while reading. Placing bookmark as such doesn't "modify" the book (in the real world).

All I need is a quick way to refer back to some other location while reading without losing my current location.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 05, 2018 Aug 05, 2018

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You can use comments, like a sticky note.

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2021 Apr 10, 2021

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If the author of the document has disabled comments, you can't use comments as the means for bookmarking.

And unfortunately there are publishers out there that disallow comments on their books.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 10, 2021 Apr 10, 2021

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If they disabled commenting then you won't be able to add bookmarks anywhere, not even in Acrobat.

The application respects the wishes of the document's creator and enforces on the user any security measures they applied to the file.

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New Here ,
Aug 20, 2018 Aug 20, 2018

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There must be some misunderstanding of word "bookmarker"! It is definitely for reader, instead of editor.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 20, 2018 Aug 20, 2018

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Adobe disagrees with you, apparently.

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2021 Apr 10, 2021

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Is this how you got your "Most Valueable Participant" whatever?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 10, 2021 Apr 10, 2021

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Yes, by answering questions correctly.

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New Here ,
Oct 11, 2018 Oct 11, 2018

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No no, you don't understand - you only need Booksmarks if you are a Pro and be writing books... xD

And only chickens should be allowed to eat eggs...

Sure, it's a free tool - ok... but I got a PDF with some houndred sited and want to read this.... but not in one take...

It's a bit funny...

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LEGEND ,
Oct 11, 2018 Oct 11, 2018

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If you're just trying to make the pdf open where you left off, just go to Edit>Preferences>Documents>Open settings and click the box that says "Restore last view settings when opening documents".

This is not what Adobe calls a "bookmark" though.

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New Here ,
Oct 17, 2019 Oct 17, 2019

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It works for me 🙂 Thanks for posting

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New Here ,
Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021

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This is exactly what I'm looking for. A big thanks to you. Stay blessed! 🙂

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 24, 2020 Mar 24, 2020

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Actually, bookmarks are for readers. They help readers find their way back to a place of interest in a book. Editors use/create headings, tables of contents, indexes, and tables of concordance to help would=be readers find their way to places that they may find of interest. Adobe doesn't seem to understand the significance of this.

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New Here ,
Jan 15, 2020 Jan 15, 2020

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Let's get back to Foxit reader then! 😉

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New Here ,
Feb 17, 2020 Feb 17, 2020

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That is ridiculous. Document reader without ability to add bookmark, especially if previous version did have it

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 17, 2020 Feb 17, 2020

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No previous version of Reader was able to do it.

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Jul 05, 2015 Jul 05, 2015

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Workaround:

Create a prefix such as bmk

At the place you want to insert bookmark - start a stickynote and include bmk as first word. You can add other comments if you want.

Close and remember to save when you exit.

To get boookmarks

On the Edit tab - select Advanced Search with radio button set to this document and a tick in the Include comments.

in the search box type bmk - all the bmks will appear with andy additional notes associated. Click on the selected one and you are there.

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