How to Retain Bookmarks When You Convert from Word to PDF

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Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007 allow you to create PDF files from your Word documents. You can retain the bookmarks that you made in the Word document by adjusting the settings in the Adobe Acrobat section of Word before you create the PDF file. This will allow users to have full accessibility to the bookmarks when viewing the PDF file.

Word 2003

  • Open the document in Microsoft Word. Click “Adobe PDF” on the main menu bar. Select “Change Conversion Settings.”

  • Select the “Settings” tab. Check “Fully Functional PDF” and “Add Bookmarks.”

  • Click the “Bookmarks” tab. Check “Convert Word Bookmarks.” Click “OK” to save your settings.

  • Click “Adobe PDF” on the main menu bar. Select “Convert to Adobe PDF.” Your Word document will convert into a PDF file while retaining its bookmarks.

Word 2007

  • Open the document in Microsoft Word. Click the “Acrobat” tab on the menu ribbon. Click “Preferences.”

  • Select the “Settings” tab. Check “Fully Functional PDF” and “Add Bookmarks.”

  • Click the “Bookmarks” tab. Check “Convert Word Bookmarks.” Click “OK” to save your settings.

  • Click “Create PDF” in the Acrobat ribbon. Your Word document will convert into a PDF file while retaining its bookmarks.

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