Why can't I add bookmarks to my PDFs?

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Hakkonen
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Why can't I add bookmarks to my PDFs?

Postby Hakkonen » Thu May 16, 2019 12:09 am

No, seriously. The core PDF is severely lacking in bookmarks, but I am inexplicably prevented from creating new ones. Who do I need to slap?
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Re: Why can't I add bookmarks to my PDFs?

Postby Moppy » Fri May 17, 2019 8:27 am

Usually it's because the PDF creator chooses to lock the PDF to protect it from editing, and you're probably using software that respects or can't bypass the lock.

I can't remember what I've installed on Ubuntu to read PDFs. It can't unlock a PDF, but it can read the file contents, add a bookmark, re-save it and delete the original. Which is effectively the same thing.
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Re: Why can't I add bookmarks to my PDFs?

Postby Hakkonen » Fri May 17, 2019 11:26 am

Editing bookmarks really ought to be allowed, even if editing the content is otherwise verboten.

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