One-Click Bookmarking using List of Bookmarks
The AutoBookmark™ plug-in provides an interactive tool for bookmarking PDF documents. The "Bookmark Current Page" Tool allows users to create a list of bookmark titles and use it to quickly bookmark pages. This is a time-saving tool for those cases when none of the automated bookmarking methods can be used. If a set of PDF documents need to be bookmarked with a common set of bookmarks, then this tool can provide a list of bookmarking "shortcuts". For example, if documents need to have similar bookmarks such as "Overview", "Description", "Summary" and etc., then use this tool to create a list of standard bookmarks. Double-clicking on the bookmark entry will automatically bookmark a current page with a selected title. There is no need to type a bookmark title or to specify bookmark's visual appearance. The bookmark is created automatically based on the pre-configured bookmark "template".
This tutorial shows how to bookmark pages using a list of bookmark "templates" with "Bookmark Current Page" Tool of the AutoBookmark™ plug-in.
The tutorial also shows how to pin the "Bookmark Current Page Tool" button on the Quick Tools bar.
You need a copy of the Adobe® Acrobat® DC along with the AutoBookmark™ plug-in installed on your computer in order to use this tutorial. You can download trial versions of both the Adobe® Acrobat® and the AutoBookmark™.
Stage 1 - Creating A Bookmarking List
Step 1 - Open A PDF Form
Start the Adobe® Acrobat® application and open a PDF document using "File > Openb&" menu.
Step 2 - Open The "Bookmark Current Page" Tool Dialog
Select "Plug-Ins > Bookmarks > More... > Bookmark Current Page Tool..." to open the "Bookmark Current Page" dialog.
Step 3 - Add a Bookmark Template
Press the "+" icon located on the "Bookmark Current Page" dialog to add a bookmark template.
Step 4 - Configure a Bookmark Template
Enter a bookmark title text. Optionally, use the following special symbols:
  • # - current page number;r;
  • ~ - current page label;
  • @ - first text line from the current page.
For example, type "Page #" in the "Title Template:" field to use word "Page" with a current page number in a bookmark title.
Select a desired visual appearance. Press the "OK" button to add a bookmarking entry to the list.
Select a text color from the "Text Color:" menu.u.
Select a text style from the "Text Style:" menu: plain, bold, italic, or bold & italic.
Select a zoom type from the "Zoom:" menu.
Step 5 - Add More Bookmark Templates
Repeat steps 3-4 for each new bookmark template that needs to be created.
Step 6 - Save / Load Bookmark "Templates" List From The File (Optionally)
Optionally, use "Save..." and "Load..." buttons to save/load bookmark list to/from the *.abcps settings file.
Select the *.abcps file and click "Open".
Stage 2 - Bookmarking Pages
Step 8 - Bookmarking a Page
Navigate to a page that needs to be bookmarked.
Double-click on the bookmark entry in the "Bookmark Current Page" list to bookmark current page using the selected bookmark "template".
Step 9 - Bookmark More Pages
Repeat step 8 for each page that needs to be bookmarked.
Step 10 - Close The "Bookmark Current Page" Tool Dialog
Click "Close" to close the "Bookmark Current Page" tool dialog once done.
How To Pin The Bookmark Current Page Tool Button On The Quick Tools Bar?
It is often helpful to put frequently used tools on the Quick Tools Bar. Once added to the Quick Tools bar this tool will be always just one click away.
Step 1 - Open The "Customize Quick Tools" Dialog
Select "View > Show/Hide > Toolbar Items > Customize Quick Tools" to open the "Customize Quick Tools" Dialog from the main Adobe® Acrobat® menu.
Step 2 - Expand The "Bookmarking" Category
Expand the "Bookmarking" category from the "Choose tools to add:" list to see available tools.
Step 3 - Add The Bookmark Current Page Tool To The Quick Tools Bar
Select the "Bookmark Current Page" tool and click the "+" button.
Step 4 - Save The Changes
The "Bookmark Current Page" tool icon will appear in the "Tools to show in Toolbar:" field. Click "Save" to save and exit the "Customize Quick Tools" Dialog.
Now the "Bookmark Current Page" tool button is pinned on the Quick Tools bar.