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Edit the Bookmarks in .pdf files?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by letchworth, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. letchworth

    letchworth Thread Starter

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    I am looking for an inexpensive program to edit the bookmarks in .pdf files.

    Often I receive .pdf files with bookmarks like "page 1". "Page 2", etc. I would like to have more descriptive titles on at least the major divisions-- but have no idea how to do it. (My guess is that the full version of Adobe Acrobat can do this- but hope there is a less expensive program for the job).

    Any help would be appreciated
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    As I know there are many PDF editors in the internet. But all of them aren't free. I think you could use software with a free trial.
     
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    Thank you for your response-- I have tried a few of the pdf Editors-- The do fine for changing text, phone numbers, etc. (some even change pictures)--- but have not found one that allows me to change the wording in the bookmark pane.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated
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    That certainly lists a lot of .pdf tools--- I did not find any references to editing the items in the bookmark pane (the bookmarks)--- I am assuming you are referring to an unlisted feature of one of the products-- Could you direct me to the product you feel will allow me to do what I am trying to do?

    Thank you for your post
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    I don't see one in that list Hewee, that would do what letchworth wants.

    letchworth, you need to consider that the prime purpose of issuing PDF forms and documents is to prevent people editing them, hence the paucity of applications (that are not extremely expensive) that can actually do so.

    Even then, if the author has further "security protected" the file, nothing will be able to edit it. Worse, most new photocopiers will create a PDF electronic copy that contains no editable data (I get these every day)
     
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    Thanks for your response--

    I had a pretty specific purpose in mind. The so called "paperless office" has been so elusive-- I used the laptop the other day for a large meeting (rather than shuffling lots and lots of papers). It actually worked pretty well- but I thought that rather than opening a variety of reports and their separate programs, it would be nice to output them all as .pdf files---- Then got the idea of merging all .pdf files--- I found a program to do that.

    Then thought it would be nice if the bookmarks could get me immediately to the report "on deck"--- I know I can use a "poste-it" to remind me of which page numbers start which reports-- but really like the idea of having it self-contained.

    Biggest wrinkle is that this is a volunteer organization and no $$$-- (So, whatever I spend comes out of my own pocket). But, I am pleased with how it worked even in its primitive form and will keep working on it.

    Thanks for your help-- and if you get any more ideas, please pass them along.
    letchworth
     
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