How to add bookmarks to a PDF.

Long documents aren’t easy to navigate. Learn how to add bookmarks to a PDF so that you can jump to sections with just a click of the mouse.

A bookmark in a PDF is like a link to a specific document section. They allow easy navigation through pages by simply clicking the bookmark links on the side of the page instead of scrolling.

Use the Bookmarks panel.

The easiest way to add a bookmark to a PDF is to use the Bookmarks panel in a PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat. To find the bookmark panel, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Bookmarks button on the left of the screen.
  2. Scroll to the page you want to bookmark and use the Select tool to choose the area where you want it placed.
  3. The bookmark will be added to the list on the left of the screen.

Once you create the bookmark, you can click and drag it in the panel to rearrange the order or nest bookmarks under others to create an outline of your document. Don’t forget to rename your bookmark so that you can track your various tabs.

Add comments with an online PDF editor.

If you don’t want to download a PDF editor, you can add a comment as a form of a bookmark instead. They may not work quite as well as an official bookmark, but they are definitely searchable in PDF documents.

Instead of clicking a bookmark, open the comments tab at the top of the page and scroll through until you see the comment you want. Click the comment and go directly to that part of the page.

Here’s how to add comments online using a web-based PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat online services:

  1. Visit the PDF editor website.
  2. Upload the document you want to edit with comments.
  3. Use the toolbar to add comments and sticky notes.
  4. Download the file.

Once downloaded, you’ll be able to easily scan through comments to navigate larger documents.

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