How to Add PDF Bookmarks on Mac

Bookmarking can make work easier for people who often have to deal with loads of documents with a lot of information. PDF files that have bookmarked are easier to read and reference, which makes them a favorite with users in a collaborative setting. For instance, legal clerks can benefit greatly from bookmarking wordy documents that are usually characteristic of the judicial system. Now I will tell you a smart solution to add PDF bookmarks on Mac.

How to Add Bookmarks to PDF on Mac

There are many tools that can be used to create and edit bookmarks on PDF files, Wondershare PDFelement for Mac is one the many premium options available for editing PDF files. In addition to bookmarking, PDFelement is a useful tool for converting, creating, annotating, editing and modifying PDF files.

The following section describes the process of adding bookmarks to PDF files using PDFelement on your Mac computer. Before you can start bookmarking your PDF files, you obviously need to have PDFelement installed. It works well with Mac OS X 10.7 or later. Once you're all set, launch the application and follow this procedure to insert bookmarks in no time.

STEP 1. Import a PDF File for Bookmarking

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When you launch PDFelement, you should see a simple initial interface with shortcuts for the different modules and features that the application comes with. To import the file you want to add bookmarks to, select "Open File" at the bottom right section of the application. Navigate through your computer's storage to locate your file and click "Open" when you locate it.

Alternatively, you can simply use the drag-and-drop operation to import your file into the program, which is much easier than having to navigate through your computer.

STEP 2. Create Bookmarks in PDF on Mac

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Once your file has been loaded, control click on any page and select "Add Bookmark" from the submenu. Then the bookmark will be displayed in the left side bookmarks pane. Give the new bookmark a name. Always ensure that the name you give to each of your bookmarks is relevant to the PDF sections the bookmark refers to.

To create additional entries under each bookmark, control click on the corresponding bookmark and select "Add Child" or "Add Aunt" depending on how you want to use them within the document. Rename these ones as well with relevant tag names.

STEP 3. Edit PDF Bookmarks

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All bookmarks should be conveniently organized on the left pane next to your document after you’ve added them. To edit any bookmark, simply double click on the bookmark title and edit it accordingly.

You can also edit the bookmarks further by control clicking on a bookmark. This will reveal several additional functions for editing your bookmarks. You can add an additional bookmark entry by selecting Add Entry; add a child by selecting "Add Child"; add an aunt by selecting Add Aunt; remove entries by selecting Remove Entry, and promote or demote entries by selecting the respective options on that list.

STEP 4. Save PDF Document with Bookmarks

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Once you've inserted all bookmarks in their respective order, go ahead and save the file to your computer. Click "File" at the top of the interface and select "Save As". Give your file a name, and click Save to commit the changes made.

It's really that simple. Feel free to make any additional changes to your document using PDFelement, including text editing and conversion that come as standard on the application.