For long documents divided into sections, a table of contents can help your audience quickly find and jump to where they need to be. You can add a table of contents with just a few steps prior to uploading documents.

Adding a Table of Contents to an Existing PDF

The PDF format utilizes what it casll bookmarks to create a table of contents structure. Mimeo Digital can recognize these bookmarks and build the table of contents from them.

  1. Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat or similar PDF editing software
  2. Scroll to the first page where you want a table of contents entry
  3. In the left-hand pane click the Bookmarks icon
  4. Click the "New Bookmark" icon
  5. Type a name for your table of contents entry
  6. Repeat the above process for each table of contents entry in your document
  7. Save your PDF and upload it to Mimeo Digital

Note: You can drag and drop the bookmarks you create beneath other bookmarks to make a tiered tree-structure.

Automatically Adding a Table of Contents to an Existing PDF

If the PDF was created in word or a similar word processing application and the standard "Styles" were applied to headings, you may be able to have you PDF editing software create a Table of Contents automatically.

  1. Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat or similar PDF editing software
  2. In the left-hand pane click the Bookmarks icon
  3. Select the configuration drop-down and select "New Bookmarks from Structure"
  4. Select all the "H" options (H1, H2, H3, etc.) and click OK
  5. Save your PDF and upload it to Mimeo Digital

Create Bookmarks using Styles in Microsoft Word

If you're creating your document in Word, you can add a Table of Contents when you save your document as a PDF.

  1. Apply standard Styles to your section headers. Use Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, etc.
  2. Click File > Save As and select a location
  3. Change the "Save as type" to "PDF"
  4. Click the "Options" button
  5. Check the "Create bookmarks using:" option and select "Headings" beneath it
  6. Click OK, save your PDF, and upload it to Mimeo Digital

Create Bookmarks using Bookmarks in Microsoft Word

If you're creating your document in Word, you can add a Table of Contents when you save your document as a PDF.

  1. Use the 'Bookmarks" option on the "Insert" tab to add bookmarks to your document
  2. Click File > Save As and select a location
  3. Change the "Save as type" to "PDF"
  4. Click the "Options" button
  5. Check the "Create bookmarks using:" option and select "Word Bookmarks" beneath it
  6. Click OK, save your PDF, and upload it to Mimeo Digital
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