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how do i create an index in my pdf

Hi There,
I want to create a chapter index in my pdf to make the pdf more easy to use as it is +100 pages. The original file is powerpoint. Can you please inform on how i can build/ implement this. Preferably in the form of a sidebar with all chapters that you can click on.

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Jorg Regoort 356 days ago


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What you're talking about is called "Bookmarks" in the PDF-world. Open the Bookmarks panel on the left of the window and you'll be able to add/edit/delete bookmarks. Notice that the bookmarks hierarchy doesn't have to be flat. You can have bookmarks nested in other ones.

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Couldn't the bookmarks be created when the PDF is created from the PowerPoint document. I haven't tried this but it seems since PowerPoint is part of the Office suite and you can create bookmarks from a Word file the same could be accomplished in PowerPoint.


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Are there bookmarks in a PowerPoint Presentation? If so, it's likely they'll be preserved when converting the file to a PDF, but only if you use the built-in PDFMaker plugin, not if you print the file to a PDF or any other method of converting.

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Bookmarks in a PDF from a Word file are build by Acrobat's PDFMaker using designated Word headings / styles. Unlike Word PowerPoint is not a word processor and lacks much of the requisite properties/attributes available in Word and made use of by PDFMaker. To observe what is available from PDFMaker for PowerPoint open the configuration preferences dialog for PDFMaker from within PowerPoint.

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