This video offers a look at working with bookmarks in InDesign. With bookmarks, readers can jump to any content in a document with a click or tap. And you can create bookmarks manually, or InDesign can create them for you with features like the Table of Contents.
- [Instructor] With bookmarks, readers can jump to any content in a document with just a click or a tap. And, as we'll see in this movie, you can create bookmarks manually or InDesign can create them for you with features like the table of contents. Here in our Exercise File, let's start by opening the Bookmarks panel. In it, I can see that I already have the bookmarks that were created in a previous movie, when I used the table of contents function. So I have bookmarks to article titles, and subtitles, which I can see if I tip open the bookmarks.
And the index. And the nice thing here is that I can edit these before I export to PDF. I can edit the names, I can change the order, and I can even create a nested structure by dragging bookmarks on top of other bookmarks. And I can also delete unwanted bookmarks and create new ones here. And all of that will be preserved in the PDF. So in this case, I don't want bookmarks for the article subtitles, so I'll delete those. I'll click on this first one and then click on the trash can. Delete it.
And do the same for the other subtitles. And I'll add a few more bookmarks to help readers navigate to content besides the start of each article. I can also use my bookmarks to navigate by double-clicking on one So for example, I can double-click on Mastering the Art of the Boil to jump to that page in my InDesign file. Next, I'll go to page five, and here I want to add a bookmark for the five stages of boiling sugar. This piece right here.
And to nest this one inside the bookmark for the article, I'll select the article bookmark first. So you can click one, so I'm Mastering the Art of the Boil. And then click the new bookmark icon. And we'll name it The Stages of Boiling Sugar. Next, I'll double-click on Taffy Tips to jump to that article and I'll go to the next page, page 10, and here let's add a bookmark for the basic taffy recipe. And this time, let's say I forgot to select the article bookmark before creating this one.
So I'll deselect Taffy Tips, create my new bookmark. We'll just call it Basic Taffy Recipe. And I can just click on the name and drag it right on top of the Taffy Tips bookmark to nest it. And lastly, let's go to page 12 and add a bookmark for the subscription form. Once again, click the new bookmark button, and we'll just call this Subscription Form.
And now let's export to PDF and check out these bookmark. Press command or control E. Export to the desktop. We'll choose PDF Interactive for the format and click Save. Make sure View After Exporting is turned on, and click Export. Here the PDF opens in Acrobat Pro, and on the left side of the window, I can click Bookmarks to view the ones that we just created in InDesign. And you can see this nice nesting structure that we have here.
And we can click on any of these to navigate to the different parts of our document. So, bookmarks can be a great feature to add to your interactive PDFs. You can create them manually, or have the table of contents feature make them for you, and no matter how they're created, you can use the bookmarks panel to edit them.
- Overview of interactive document types, including PDF and EPUB
- Creating interactive objects
- Setting up hyperlinks, cross-references, and a table of contents
- Working with media
- Publishing documents with Publish Online
- Creating EPUBs
- Following workflows for interactivity: interactive PDF, reflowable EPUB, and fixed-layout EPUB