Re: PDF bookmarks for LOTs, LOFs

Subject: Re: PDF bookmarks for LOTs, LOFs
From: Vanessa Vandervalk <vanessa -dot- vandervalk -at- mitratech -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 15:37:38 -0700

Hi Richard,

Thanks for your suggestions. Unfortunately, the PDF Setup doesn't seem to be the problem, or it would be an easy fix. We are including purely headings there. The only style from from the generated LOT file that is part of the Bookmark setup is ListHeading (i.e. "List of Tables").

The only reason we would include the table captions in the PDF setup would be if they could automatically appear under the "List of Tables" bookmark, but as you say, they don't. I haven't seen a way to make the bookmarks do something like that. They are always in the document's order.

...and, we are using FrameMaker, so your advice makes perfect sense to me.



Combs, Richard wrote:

Vanessa Vandervalk wrote:

We provide the headings of the LOT and LOF in the Acrobat PDF setup so that they are bookmarked in the PDF. However, the additional bookmarks that result are not as helpful as they could be.

I'll use the LOT as an example. The problem is that the entries in the list (references to table captions) are being generated automatically as bookmarks underneath the heading "List of Tables." Instead of linking to the tables themselves, they are linking to the List of Tables page in the PDF. <snip>

Because you're creating bookmarks for the pgfs _on_that_page_ that
contain the table caption links.
In the book window, select all the files, and then select Format >
Document > PDF Setup. In the dialog's Bookmarks tab, look in the Include
Paragraphs list for a pgf name with an LOT suffix. If, for instance,
your table captions are in TableCaption pgfs, look for the
TableCaptionLOT pgf. Move it to the Don't Include list and click Set.
If for some reason, you want bookmarks for the actual table captions
(this is not usually done, in my experience), then put the actual table
caption pgfs (TableCaption, for example) in the Include list. Note,
however, that the bookmarks are like a TOC, in document order. So those
bookmarks will appear in the bookmark list at the relative positions
where the table captions occur.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom



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