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What Happened to Bookmarks in Adobe Reader X

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Feb 08, 2012

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For the past couple of years I have been creating MS Word 2007 documents with Heading levels 1, 2 & 3 which when converted to PDF became Bookmarks that were navigable from the Navigation Pane. Since upgrading to Adobe Reader X, Bookmarks are no longer part of the Navigation Pane. I've looked through all the options and can't find a way to enable them. Was this feature dropped from Adobe Reader X? Having my bookmarked Headings available from the navigation pane really made navigation through lenghty documents much easier. If this is something I can no longer do in Adobe Reader X, is there a way to roll back Adobe Reader to version 9?

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You can't create bookmarks in Reader. You can in Acrobat.

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What Happened to Bookmarks in Adobe Reader X

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For the past couple of years I have been creating MS Word 2007 documents with Heading levels 1, 2 & 3 which when converted to PDF became Bookmarks that were navigable from the Navigation Pane. Since upgrading to Adobe Reader X, Bookmarks are no longer part of the Navigation Pane. I've looked through all the options and can't find a way to enable them. Was this feature dropped from Adobe Reader X? Having my bookmarked Headings available from the navigation pane really made navigation through lenghty documents much easier. If this is something I can no longer do in Adobe Reader X, is there a way to roll back Adobe Reader to version 9?

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You can't create bookmarks in Reader. You can in Acrobat.

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They're still there. You should see the bookmark icon on the left sidebar just as before; if it's not showing, right-click the sidebar and turn it on.

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Feb 08, 2012

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When I right click on the Navigation Pane sidebar, the only options I can select are: Articles, Attachments, Layers, Model Tree and Page Thumbnails. Bookmarks are not on the list.

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In this case there are no bookmarks in the document.

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That's the problem. When saving MS Word 2007 documents that had headings in them as PDFs, the headings were converted to bookmarks. I can go back and open documents prior to mid-December 2011 and they have their bookmarks, but PDFs created in Word 2007 after that period (about the time I upgraded my Adobe Reader from 9 to X), do not have their headings converted to bookmarks.

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That would have nothing to do with Reader. Reader isn't involved in the creation of the PDF.

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Sep 17, 2012

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If there are no bookmarks in the document when you open it, so when you right click nothing comes up, what if you want to create a bookmark in Reader?

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You can't create bookmarks in Reader. You can in Acrobat.

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Found the fix for this issue. When saving a Word 2007 file as a PDF, in the save file dialog there is an options button. Clicking on the options button gave the option to create bookmarks from Word headings (or optionally from Word bookmarks). Somehow this option had gotten turned off and turning it back on fixed my problem.

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your a genius, I got mine activated your the process you mentioned.  The option was kinda hard to find at first but once i selected the bookmark icon, it saved the doc and wallah!!! there it was.....

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Did this also display Headings 2 & 3 on the bookmarks pane when opened with Adobe Reader?

Mine shows only Headings 1.

Oh, I got it.

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