A bookmark is a type of link with representative text in the Bookmarks panel in the navigation pane. Each bookmark goes to a different view, page, or structural element in the document. Bookmarks can be generated automatically during PDF creation from the table-of-contents entries of documents created by most desktop publishing programs. These bookmarks are often tagged and can be used to navigate within the PDF. Bookmarks can also provide a visual outline of the logical structure of the document.
Initially, a bookmark displays the page that was in view when the bookmark was created. In Acrobat, bookmark destinations can be set as each bookmark is created. However, it is sometimes easier to create a group of bookmarks, and then set the destinations later.
There are a few ways to create bookmarks from scratch:
Click the New Bookmark icon in the Bookmarks menu.
Or, select the dropdown in the Bookmarks menu and choose New Bookmark.
Or, press Command-B on a Mac or Control-B on a PC.
In Acrobat, bookmarks can be used to mark your place in the PDF, or to jump to a destination or structural element in the PDF, another document, or a web page. Bookmarks can also perform actions, such as executing a menu item or submitting a form. For bookmarks to move focus by keyboard or assistive technology to select a certain word, line, link, or paragraph, then select the “New Bookmarks from Structure” option in the Options menu of the Bookmarks panel.
Note: An Acrobat user can add bookmarks to a document only if the security settings allow it. If this security setting must be disabled, ensure bookmarks are added to the document before publishing.