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Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« on: November 14, 2012, 11:42:29 AM »
Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf

I try to explain my very best. Sometimes I download a pdf of a a law with titles, chapters and articles.

And I would like to have bookmarks of the titles, chapters and articles of the law, and in general of any other subject.

So I need an OCR software to recognize all my needs. Or anyother similar.

Do you know anyone ?


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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 10:27:26 AM »
It seems that Nitro (payware) has what you are looking for.
Maybe you can send a pdf to "google drive" and then process that document with an autohotkey script to insert bookmarks according to user-defined keywords..
« Last Edit: November 15, 2012, 12:10:26 PM by kilele »

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 11:24:35 AM »
Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf

Sometimes I download a pdf of a a law with titles, chapters and articles.

And I would like to have bookmarks of the titles, chapters and articles of the law, and in general of any other subject.


Check out the product list at A-PDF (some of them are free), as they have a lot of specialist tools. You might find something that might automate at least part of the process. If all fails, they can also make you a customised tool.

Granted, a lot of these are one-trick ponies, but then one-trick ponies can be very useful sometimes...

(Disclaimer: I only tried their PDF Comment Collector; on the other hand, it did what it said on the can perfectly well.)

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 12:20:30 PM »
Jpdftweak has a feature to add bookmarks from a csv file,
there may be some commandline option to add entries to that csv,
so you would need a script to autogenerate that csv according to specific words in your pdf.


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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012, 12:58:23 PM »
Not to hijack a thread, but I need something else entirely.  I have been trying to get a script to extract the bookmark, and the pages to the next bookmark, and name them after the bookmark. Like extracting chapters in a book to separate files.

I get a 500 page PDF with loan documents in it, bookmarked the Note, the Mortgage, Title policy etc.  I need to extract those sections and hopefully name them after the bookmark.  So if page 0 is bookmarked "Note", 1, 2 ,3, pages, then the next bookmark on page four is "Flood", I need pages 0,1,2,3 extracted to a file called "Note".  Then the next to "Flood" and so forth through the entire file. I am using Acrobat Pro XI, so a javascript or sequence is preferred.
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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 01:17:51 PM »
Not to hijack a thread, but I need something else entirely.  I have been trying to get a script to extract the bookmark, and the pages to the next bookmark, and name them after the bookmark. Like extracting chapters in a book to separate files.

Debenu PDF Maximus might be able to do something close to that. It's not cheap, though it does come up on BitduJour once in a while (I got my copy for zero dollars there).

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Split by bookmarks — split files based on bookmark hierarchy

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 03:40:46 PM »
Not to hijack a thread, but I need something else entirely.  I have been trying to get a script to extract the bookmark, and the pages to the next bookmark, and name them after the bookmark. Like extracting chapters in a book to separate files.

hey I was checking if one of my fav apps Pdfsam could split by bookmarks and yes!
check it out and also Sejda , a commandline/webapp tool from the same developer.

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2012, 08:01:47 AM »
It seems that Nitro (payware) has what you are looking for.
Maybe you can send a pdf to "google drive" and then process that document with an autohotkey script to insert bookmarks according to user-defined keywords..
I'll take a look to Nitro.
It's the OCR version ?


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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2012, 12:16:18 PM »
I am not able to understand nitro.
Sorry.
I continue the list.

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2012, 12:18:28 PM »
I am thinking again.
The more often case is when i have the word document. And the word document have a TOC.
But usually simply print with a pdf printer like pdf creator.
And perhaps the best moment to create bookmarks is in that moment. But I don't know how to do.
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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2012, 12:28:18 PM »
Adobe pdf have this function ?

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2012, 12:30:21 PM »
Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf

Sometimes I download a pdf of a a law with titles, chapters and articles.

And I would like to have bookmarks of the titles, chapters and articles of the law, and in general of any other subject.


Check out the product list at A-PDF (some of them are free), as they have a lot of specialist tools. You might find something that might automate at least part of the process. If all fails, they can also make you a customised tool.

Granted, a lot of these are one-trick ponies, but then one-trick ponies can be very useful sometimes...

(Disclaimer: I only tried their PDF Comment Collector; on the other hand, it did what it said on the can perfectly well.)

I don't see the tool.

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2012, 12:37:11 PM »
Jpdftweak has a feature to add bookmarks from a csv file,
there may be some commandline option to add entries to that csv,
so you would need a script to autogenerate that csv according to specific words in your pdf.



Seems a manual supervision task.

have you tried ?

The levels and so in the nitro option seems to complicated for me.
But have you tried this ?

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2012, 12:38:43 PM »
Not to hijack a thread, but I need something else entirely.  I have been trying to get a script to extract the bookmark, and the pages to the next bookmark, and name them after the bookmark. Like extracting chapters in a book to separate files.

I get a 500 page PDF with loan documents in it, bookmarked the Note, the Mortgage, Title policy etc.  I need to extract those sections and hopefully name them after the bookmark.  So if page 0 is bookmarked "Note", 1, 2 ,3, pages, then the next bookmark on page four is "Flood", I need pages 0,1,2,3 extracted to a file called "Note".  Then the next to "Flood" and so forth through the entire file. I am using Acrobat Pro XI, so a javascript or sequence is preferred.

I don't follow you.
Are you using acrobat to create the bookmarks ?


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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2012, 12:39:28 PM »
Not to hijack a thread, but I need something else entirely.  I have been trying to get a script to extract the bookmark, and the pages to the next bookmark, and name them after the bookmark. Like extracting chapters in a book to separate files.

Debenu PDF Maximus might be able to do something close to that. It's not cheap, though it does come up on BitduJour once in a while (I got my copy for zero dollars there).

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Split by bookmarks — split files based on bookmark hierarchy

Taking a look
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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2012, 12:40:54 PM »

I don't see the tool.


See http://www.a-pdf.com/word-to-pdf/index.htm

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You can create PDF from Microsoft Word files (*.doc) with bookmarks using A-PDF Word to PDF.


Disclaimer: I haven't tried that one.

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2012, 12:49:58 PM »
@Contro, I don't grasp what you try to accomplish.
If you have a msword document with a toc, then that's sort of having already bookmarks..


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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2012, 01:28:23 PM »
Is your toc a real toc generated by msword or just an index made by hand?
msword autogenerates a toc (with links/bookmarks) by taking text with 'heading' styles,
there has to be some way to automatically assign a heading style (h1,h2,h3..) to any any keyword of your interest and then insert a toc to create links.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2012, 01:58:34 PM by kilele »

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2012, 01:43:54 PM »
Not to hijack a thread, but I need something else entirely.  I have been trying to get a script to extract the bookmark, and the pages to the next bookmark, and name them after the bookmark. Like extracting chapters in a book to separate files.

I get a 500 page PDF with loan documents in it, bookmarked the Note, the Mortgage, Title policy etc.  I need to extract those sections and hopefully name them after the bookmark.  So if page 0 is bookmarked "Note", 1, 2 ,3, pages, then the next bookmark on page four is "Flood", I need pages 0,1,2,3 extracted to a file called "Note".  Then the next to "Flood" and so forth through the entire file. I am using Acrobat Pro XI, so a javascript or sequence is preferred.

Don't worry . Seems a nice idea.
But exists ?

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2012, 01:45:17 PM »
@Contro, I don't grasp what you try to accomplish.
If you have a msword document with a toc, then that's sort of having already bookmarks..




Sometimes I have a TOC.
this post is when we don't have a toc.
But I try to get your help too in this aspect.
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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2012, 01:47:27 PM »
Is your toc a real toc generated by msword or just an index made by hand?
msword autogenerates a toc (with links/bookmarks) by taking text with 'headline' styles,
there has to be some way to automatically assign a headline style (h1,h2,h3..) to any any keyword of your interest and then insert a toc to create links.

I have both things.
I use office xp or 2002.
Perhaps is late for me. I don't know. Simply a link with instructions please. Even another version of office may be useful.

At the present moment I don't understand nitro, but seems the answer.
Of course, I have to study.......

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2012, 01:48:55 PM »

I don't see the tool.


See http://www.a-pdf.com/word-to-pdf/index.htm

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Disclaimer: I haven't tried that one.

I have to revise. Excuse me please if I am not that clever. But now seems possible even for me.

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2012, 03:53:41 PM »
a-pdf.com require ghostcript from sourceforge.
A little complicated.

I will revise Nitro.  :-[