How do you bookmark a pdf?

by Peter Bestel 11 replies
Simple question.

Is there any way to bookmark a pdf that I'm reading, so that I can close the file and come back to it where I left off? (Apart from writing the page number down on a piece of paper!)

I use Adobe Reader.

Cheers

Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
    Hi Peter,

    The only way I know of to bookmark a PDF would be to load it on your server (unzipped), then use your browser to open it, then bookmark it.

    But if you want to do something like that, up a no index tag in the code or dot htaccess file so the SEs don't index it on you.

    I don't think you can open a PDF to a specific page. It's not possible.



    Mary
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  • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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    Originally Posted by Peter Bestel View Post

    Simple question.

    Is there any way to bookmark a pdf that I'm reading, so that I can close the file and come back to it where I left off? (Apart from writing the page number down on a piece of paper!)

    I use Adobe Reader.

    Cheers

    Peter
    Have you got the latest version of adobe Peter?
    Mine always opens the pdf where I left off
    as long as it's not too long before I open it again.
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
      Thanks for that Mary and Les.

      I'll try those two options out.

      Peter
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      • Profile picture of the author crystalq
        Just save the pdf to your comp, if you
        don't want to do that bookmark the
        webpage you were on.
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        • Profile picture of the author Deji
          Press ctrl+alt+del and a pop up will appear on your screen.Simply put in the page number you want to go to and press enter and the page will be displayed immediately.
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          • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
            Originally Posted by crystalq View Post

            Just save the pdf to your comp, if you
            don't want to do that bookmark the
            webpage you were on.
            Crystal, thanks but, although I didn't make it clear in my OP, the solution I'm looking for is for pdfs on my hard drive.

            Les, I've got the latest Adobe Reader and your suggestion didn't work.

            Mary, yeah that works doesn't it. Seems a bit odd that you should have to use a web browser to carry out this function. Adobe Reader should really have a convenient function built into it. Never mind.

            I wonder if there's an alternative pdf reader that can do it?

            Originally Posted by Deji View Post

            Press ctrl+alt+del and a pop up will appear on your screen.Simply put in the page number you want to go to and press enter and the page will be displayed immediately.
            Adeniji, that just opens Window Task Manager, what am I supposed to do then!?


            Thanks for you help

            Peter
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            • Profile picture of the author Steve Taylor
              Peter, I haven't had time to try it but what about "history" in firefox?


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              • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
                Originally Posted by Steve Taylor View Post

                Peter, I haven't had time to try it but what about "history" in firefox?


                -Steve

                Steve, that works too, just like Mary's suggestion I guess. But it still requires you to open the thing in your browser - no biggie, but just thought it should be built into the pdf reader.

                Peter

                PS Actually, in one way it's a little better than Mary's suggestion (sorry Mary) 'cos you don't have to edit your bookmarks and delete them when you've finished. The downside is if you've surfed a lot in between pdf openings and you have to find the correct entry - it may be quicker just to use pen and paper!!!
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            • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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              Originally Posted by Peter Bestel View Post


              Les, I've got the latest Adobe Reader and your suggestion didn't work.
              I just had a look at mine Peter.
              When you have a pdf open and click on
              edit / preferences then in the left pane : startup
              Then you'll see an option:
              reopen documents to last page viewed.
              Then in the drop down box select: all files.
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              • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
                Originally Posted by lgibbon View Post

                I just had a look at mine Peter.
                When you have a pdf open and click on
                edit / preferences then in the left pane : startup
                Then you'll see an option:
                reopen documents to last page viewed.
                Then in the drop down box select: all files.
                Well Les, I've no idea how your version differs from mine, but I didn't have anything that allowed me to select 'StartUp'. However, in my version, I went to 'Document' within the Preferences menu and that showed an option called,

                'Restore last view settings when reopening documents'

                I checked that box and it seems to have done the job!!

                Thank Les.

                Peter
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              • Profile picture of the author Steve Taylor
                Originally Posted by lgibbon View Post

                I just had a look at mine Peter.
                When you have a pdf open and click on
                edit / preferences then in the left pane : startup
                Then you'll see an option:
                reopen documents to last page viewed.
                Then in the drop down box select: all files.
                Cool Les. I love learning something every day.

                There's a saying: When you stop leaning, you die.

                Cheers,

                -Steve
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