What will you learn at the upcoming Chicago Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Conference Oct. 16-17? Well…
Bookmarks in a PDF are very helpful for readers to navigate to different sections of a document. They also lets the document creator highlight areas for readers to “jump” to without having to page through the document. Whether you are using Adobe Acrobat or Nuance Power Converter Pro, the process to create bookmarks is nearly identical. You can add bookmarks manually by selecting text in the document and press keys <ctrl+b> to add that text as a bookmark, or you can also have either program recognize Microsoft Word’s Styles and automatically add headers and subheaders as bookmarks. Microsoft Word Styles can also be used to generate a table of contents in the originating Word document and in the PDF version of the original document. However, there are many times where the source documents have no table of contents or several documents are combined into a single PDF. Lawyers may want to also generate a hyperlinked and printable table of contents, and Nuance’s PowerPDF Advanced will easily create a hyperlinked table of contents from the PDF bookmarks you create.
Once you have created your bookmarks in Nuance PowerPDF Advanced, with the bookmarks view opened click on the wrench icon in the Bookmarks tools menu. Toward the bottom of the options that appear click to create a “Table of Contents”. Use the settings to choose how it looks and how many levels deep to display. Once those decisions have been made click “ok” and then decided where you want the Table of Contents to be (first page, after the cover page, etc.). Voila a hyperlinked, automatically generated paginated table of contents will be inserted into your document. Once you have created the TOC you have options to update it, or export it as a separate document in PDF.
If you found this tip useful consider availing yourself of many more by attending the CBA Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Conference: The Business of Law held for 1.5 days October 16 and 17 at the Chicago Bar Association in downtown Chicago. The Conference will feature 3 plenary sessions and 18 breakout sessions on 4 targeted tracks. Tracks include a Startup Boot Camp, Hot Topics, ABA TECHSHOW Roadshow, and an IICLE Practice Updates. Topics will include everything from best hiring practices to elements of Illinois law to client communication. Space is limited! Register now and check out the full conference brochure for details.