AutoBookmark Plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Create and edit PDF bookmarks, links, TOC, destinations and text highlights.
AutoBookmark Plug-in / PDF Named Destinations Summary
What is AutoBookmark Plug-in?
AutoBookmark™ is an advanced plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat® and Adobe® Acrobat Professional® software. AutoBookmark™ is designed to create, edit and maintain all navigational elements of PDF documents:
Product details:
PDF Named Destinations Support
Creating and Managing PDF Destinations
A destination is the end point of a link or a bookmark in a PDF document. It is represented by text in the "Destinations" pane of Adobe® Acrobat®. Destinations allows setting navigational paths across a collection of PDF documents. Using named destinations is recommended when linking across multiple documents, because unlike linking to a page, linking to a destination is not affected by page addition or deletion in a single document. AutoBookmark™ named destinations can be used to open a PDF document from HTML script "href" tag at a desired place. Manually creating named destinations is a time consuming and tedious task. The AutoBookmark™ set of functions helps to solve this problem quickly and efficiently.
AutoBookmark™ provides the following features for named destinations:
Creating destinations from bookmarks
Creating destinations from links
Creating bookmarks from named destinations
Exporting named destinations to a text file
Importing named destinations from a text file
Converting links and bookmarks NOT to use destinations
Deleting all named destinations
Creating Destinations From Bookmarks
Destinations are automatically generated from existing bookmarks and bookmarks are converted to use named destinations instead of direct page references. Named destinations enable you to set navigation paths across a collection of PDF documents. Linking to a destination is recommended when linking across documents, because unlike a link to a page, a link to a destination is not affected by the addition or deletion of pages within the target document. Named destinations can be also shared between multiple links or bookmarks within a document. For example, instead of using a direct link to page 10, a bookmark will point to the named destination "Chapter 1" . You will be able to link to this location using a human-readable name instead of a page number.
Custom text patterns (using regular expression syntax) can be used to search and extract only a portion of bookmark title for use as a destination name.
Creating Destinations From Links
Convert link actions to use "named" destinations instead of direct references to a page. The plug-in automatically creates a separate named destination for each link annotation that points to a page and converts it to use this destination instead of the direct page reference. Named destinations enable you to set navigation paths across a collection of PDF documents. Linking to a destination is recommended when linking across documents, because unlike a link to a page, a link to a destination is not affected by the addition or deletion of pages within the target document. Named destinations can be also shared between multiple links or bookmarks within a document. For example, instead of using a direct link to page 10, a link can point to the named destination "Chapter 1" . You will be able to link to this location using a human-readable name instead of a page number that can potentially change over time.
Exporting Destinations To Text File
Export all named destinations to a tab-delimited plain ASCII text file. Each named destination is exported on a separate text line and includes the following parameters: destination name, target page number and a complete description of the page view (zoom fit type, page rectangle and a zoom factor). Use this feature to edit existing named destinations and to import changes back into a document by using "Import From Text" operation. Easily open and edit tab-delimited text file in Microsoft Excel:
Importing Destinations From Text File(s)
Create named destinations from a tab-delimited ASCII text file. You can either use a text file that was previously exported using the "Export To Text" operation or create your own file using a simple text format. The minimum requirement is to provide just two parameters for each destination: a unique name and a destination page number.
Here are few samples of the plain text descriptions that can be used for importing named destinations:
Introduction      1
Chapter One      10      {FitH;-32768.000000;-32768.000000;797.000000;-32768.000000;-32768.000000}
Chapter Two      20      fitpage
Index        20      fitwidth
This functionality can be used for transferring named destinations between files, creating new or editing existing destinations. It is not possible to create a destination that points to a page that does not exists in the current document (i.e. document has just 100 pages, but the destination tries to refer to page number 101).
The plug-in provides ability to import named destinations into multiple PDF documents from different document-specific text files. This operation expects that each PDF document has an associated text file with the same name but with *.dest.txt extension.
Convert Bookmarks and Links Not to Use Destinations
The software allows converting links and bookmarks that already use named destinations to direct page links. The actions are adjusted to point to the same locations as named destinations, but without using them.
Deleting All Destinations
All named destinations can be deleted from a document at once. 
Using Named Destinations To Open PDF Documents
Named destinations are very useful when it is necessary to open a PDF document at a specific page view. They can be used in HTML links, URL or in command-line syntax. For example, this HTML tag opens a destination named "index" in a PDF file named myfile.pdf:
<A HREF="http://www.mywebsite.com/myfile.pdf#index">
Another example that uses "nameddest" parameter in URL:
http://example.org/doc.pdf#nameddest=Chapter6
URL Limitations (as describe in the technical note from Adobe):

• Only one digit following a decimal point is retained for float values.
• Individual parameters, together with their values (separated by & or #), can be no greater then 32 characters in length.
• You cannot use the reserved characters =, #, and &. There is no way to escape these special characters.
• If you turn bookmarks off using a URL parameter when a document had previously been saved with bookmarks on, the bookmark scrollbars are displayed at first, and only disappear once Acrobat obtains enough streamed information to render the full page.
AutoBookmark™ Product Levels
Product Levels: Standard vs Professional
The software is available in two product levels: Standard and Professional. Both levels have identical functionality except batch processing support (batch processing commands for: bookmarking, linking), that is available only in AutoBookmark™ Professional plug-in. All other features, menus and toolbars are the same.
System Requirements
Platforms:
 Microsoft® Windows Vista/2003/2008/2012/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10.
Software:
Full version of Adobe® Acrobat® software is required (versions 6, 7, 8, 9, X, XI, DC). This software will not work with free Adobe Acrobat® Reader®. Batch processing functionality requires presence of Adobe® Acrobat Professional®.
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«I've only used two or three of the many bookmarking or exceptionally useful link processing tools in AutoBookmark, but the software repaid its costs through time saved in a matter of days.»
Steve Foxall, Qioptiq Ltd.
«I'd like to let you know how much I appreciate this plugin. It used to take us about two weeks to manually create links in a 800 page pdf that is updated yearly. Autobookmark does it in about 2 minutes!»
Mark V. (Oregon)
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Chris Utter, CampSystems, Inc.
«The 'Sort Pages' function works beautifully. It was tested on a 1300 page (14.5Mb) technical manual. The 'Sort Bookmarks' tool puts them in alphabetical order then we sorted pages with one click. Now this document can be printed! I especially like how it respects the tree structure. Because the sort bookmarks tool allows us to sort by specific levels of the tree we can now easily move just a few a pages with a click of the mouse.»
Todd Bethell, CFM
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«This has been the best tech support experience I have ever encountered. We truly appreciate the responsiveness, knowledge, accuracy and follow through. This experience will definitely make me recommend the program I am currently using as well as cause me to search out other products offered by your company.»
Grant D. Goldenberg, Esq., Helms Mulliss & Wicker, PLLC
«I have been very pleasantly surprised with AutoBookmark's to automate linking chores, and I have been thrilled by the technical support I've received. Great program; great help! Thanks so much!»
Herbert B. Long, Ph.D.
Communications Consultant
«I’ve been using AutoBookmark for the last year now and I can’t imagine life without it. Your fabulous plug-in dramatically simplifies the work I do day in and day out. [...] it has been absolutely worth it.»
Kent Bowler
www.structuregenius.com
«Your software is a lifesaver. I had to create links for hundreds of page references, spread over 400 pages of PDF documents. Originally we did this manually, in about a week, with a team of 5 or 6 people. Now I can do it in about five minutes!»
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