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How to Add Bookmark to PDF Files in Mac OS X and Windows

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It is very useful to add bookmarks to PDF files, especially technical documents, instruction manuals, and eBooks. After you add bookmarks to a PDF file, you can access to a specific part of a PDF file easily and efficiently. Below we're going to talk about how to add bookmark to PDF files on Mac and Windows.

Part 1Best Tool to Add Bookmark to PDF Files

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To add bookmarks to PDF files, a PDF bookmark editor is needed. There are many PDF tools on the Internet. However, take all elements of reading a PDF file: reading modes, annotation tools and searching into consideration, you should select a professional one. Here you can have my recommendation: Wondershare PDFelement. It is more than a PDF editing tool, but also a powerful PDF reader with which you can create bookmarks.

Put first thing first. Download the PDF tool with which you will add bookmarks to PDF files. Both Mac and Windows versions are all available. Please download the right version for your computer. And then install it on your computer.

Part 2How to Add Bookmark to PDF in Mac OS X and Windows 10

Steps to Add Bookmark to PDF on Mac

Step 1. Open PDF File

On the Home window of PDFelement, click on the "Open File" button and then select the file you want to add bookmark. You can also import a PDF by clicking "File > Open".

Step 2. Add and Edit Bookmark in PDF File

When your file is fully loaded, click the "Select" button on the top toolbar. Then move to the target page and control click to select "Add Bookmark" from the submenu. Then the Bookmark pane will be expanded on the left side, where you can rename and organize all your bookmarks. If you want to add bookmark to specific text, you can select the text and control click to add a bookmark.

If you want to delete the bookmark, you can also control click the bookmark you want to delete and select "Remove Entry" to remove it. You can also "Promote" and "Demote" the bookmark if you like.

Steps to Create Bookmark in PDF on Windows

Step 1. Add Bookmark to PDF Files

On Windows, move to the "Home" tab and click the "Select" button. Then select the text which you want to add bookmark and right click to choose "Add Bookmark". You will see a new bookmark is displayed on the left-side Bookmark pane. Rename it as you want.

Step 2. Edit PDF Bookmark

If you want to edit bookmarks, add child or aunt to bookmarks, rename bookmarks, remove bookmarks, just go to the Bookmark pane and right click the bookmark you want to edit and you will see all the options. You can also go to the "View" tab and click the "Bookmark" icon to expand the pane.

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Published: Jul 14,2015 14:11 pm / Updated: Jul 13,2017 10:40 am

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