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Title: PDF Bookmarks
Post by: gmlent on March 20, 2020, 04:13:21 pm
Good morning.

I am using Scribus 1.5.5. In theory, this version allows the system to automatically create PDF bookmarks when the file is saved as a PDF, but I can't get this feature to function.

I can create bookmarks that work fine within the .sla document, but they do not export when I save the document as a PDF. I have every option I can see check in order to have the bookmarks created in the pDF, but it just doesn't happen. What am I doing wrong?

Thank you!
Title: Re: PDF Bookmarks
Post by: silverwoodchuck47 on December 29, 2021, 10:53:55 pm
So according to, p. 4.

Bookmarks are ordered by creation date, not appearance in a document.

1. Ensure that each bookmark that you want to appear in the PDF output document has Is PDF Bookmark checked. Do this by right-clicking the textbox, then select PDF Options, then place a checkmark by  Is PDF Bookmark .

2. Next, open the Bookmarks window, then order the bookmarks there by drag and dropping with your mouse. 

3. Then create the PDF.  Verify the order of the bookmarks.

I went back and checked one of my old newsletter and to my horror found the same problem.  I implemented the solution above and it worked.