Re: PDF Bookmarks from a Word ToC

Subject: Re: PDF Bookmarks from a Word ToC
From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 12:14:59 -0400

Anthony Davey wrote:

Hi Guys,

I've just run a Word doc (all on XP Pro) through Acrobat 6.0. Having chosen to use the chapter and sub-heads as bookmarks in the Word ToC and checking the right boxes (I think) to have Acrobat do the same I have an interesting outcome.

Clicking on the ToC in the PDF the links seem to get progressively awry as I work down them. The link to the heading on page 5 (about 15 pages into the doc) leads where it should; however, when I click the item that's on page 30 the bookmark takes me to page 32, at page 45 it's three pages ahead, and at page 85 its about six pages ahead, taking me to page 91.

Any thoughts on what may be causing this and, of course, how to fix it?


This is a guess. You had one of your network printers selected as your default printer when you opened the Word doc. You did or didn't update the TOC links, and everything looked hunky-dory. Then you clicked the Create PDF button and Word said it had to save the doc before proceeding. So you clicked OK, and then you proceeded with creating the PDF.

Only what Word did at this point was repaginate the document--because you changed from your network printer to Distiller--without bothering to update the TOC links.

I'm not sure this is exactly what happened, but just for grins, try setting Distiller as your default printer (Start > Settings > Printers ... Right-click Distiller and choose Set as Default from the context menu) before starting Word. Then open your doc in Word and update the TOC before creating the PDF. See if that solves the problem for you.



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