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(Archives) Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro: Reorganizing Bookmarks

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This article is based on legacy software.

Bookmarks allow you to sort through your PDF document pages and locate information therein quickly while maintaining the actual page order. When reorganizing bookmarks, the position of the cursor while releasing the mouse button is very important. This document contains examples of bookmarks before, during, and after re-organization.

NOTE: Reorganizing your bookmarks will not reorganize the pages of your PDF file. For more information on reorganizing your pages, please refer to Organizing PDF Pages.

Original Organization

In the example shown here, Title Page, Introduction, Thesis Support, and Conclusion are all bookmarks on the same level. Points 1, 2, and 3 are all shown in a sublevel of Thesis Support.
thesis support

Moving: Same Level

This example shows Point 1 being relocated to be the last point in the Thesis Support sublevel.

Before the Move

Point 1 appears above Point 3.
point 1 and 3

Making the Move

  1. Click Point 1 and drag it until a black line and arrow appear directly underneath and to the left of the Point 3 bookmark icon.
    NOTE: Be sure that the black line and arrow do not indent from the Thesis Support branch, or Point 1 will be moved into the sublevel of another point.

  2. Release the mouse button.
    Point 1 appears underneath Point 3.

After the Move

Point 1 appears underneath Point 3 while remaining in the Thesis Support sublevel. If Point 1 branches off of Point 3, you have accidentally moved it into the sublevel of Point 3.
point 3 and 1

Moving: Different Level

This example shows Point 3 being relocated into the Introduction sublevel.

Before the Move

Point 3 appears in a sublevel of Thesis Support.
introduction point 3

Making the Move

  1. Click Point 3 and drag it until a black line and arrow appear underneath and to the right of the Introduction bookmark icon.

  2. Release the mouse button.
    Point 3 appears on a branch from the Introduction bookmark.

After the Move

Point 3 is located in the Introduction sublevel.
point 3

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