RE: PDF from Word - unwanted headings in bookmarks

Subject: RE: PDF from Word - unwanted headings in bookmarks
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>, TechWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 11:10:59 -0700

Monique Semp wrote:

> Well, although the usual problem with Word-to-PDF conversion is a lack of
> bookmarks, my problem is the opposite: I seem to be able to get either all
> headings in the bookmarks or none. I canât get just the heading 1 and 2 levels
> into the bookmarks.
> Any ideas what I might have wrong in my styles? (As I said, I doubt that the
> problem is in my Acrobat Preferences because I get the same behavior on two
> different systems.)

I'm not sure what that last sentence means. If you select Acrobat > Preferences and go to the Bookmarks tab, what are the Bookmark Options settings? If Convert Word Headings to Bookmarks is checked, all heading levels become bookmarks (as indicated in the element list below). Uncheck that setting, and then check only Heading 1 and Heading 2 (or whatever you want) in the element list. Click OK and create a new PDF. Does it work now?

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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