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by MIK3MAN / December 19, 2007 1:22 AM PST

Ok, I thought that this option would be plain and simple, but I have been searching for an hour. Time for help.

Scenario :

I have a 300 page pdf document I read at night before bed. I average about 20 pages a night. The next night I have to completely find where I left off. This is very annoying.

So I googled pdf bookmarks and read on that. Most of what is posted is how to create bookmarks while making the pdf document (kind of like a table of contents).

What I want is a simple bookmark so that when I close and reopen adobe reader its on the same page as when I left.

Can anyone help? this should not be complicated, but for some reason it is.

Thanks

Mike

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by MIK3MAN / December 19, 2007 1:26 AM PST
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Sorry forget to mention that I have adobe reader 8 (8.1.1)

Thanks

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The clumsy way?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 19, 2007 4:22 AM PST
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Sorry I don't have Adobe so I'm probably little help here, but could you not just set one bookmark each night? It would mean amending, (or deleting and creating a new one), after each reading session, but it would get you where you left off each time.

I said it was clumsy.

Mark

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Why do you think it is simple?
by Kees Bakker / December 19, 2007 5:16 AM PST
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If you are about half way, draw the vertical slidebar to about half way, then page up or down 10 pages at most. Doesn't seem so very annoying.

Kees

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by MIK3MAN / December 19, 2007 6:33 AM PST
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Thanks for the responses guys

I still dont know how to set the bookmark. I only have the free reader. Its not like I am creating the pdf, I am only reading it.

How do I set the bookmark each time?

Kees,

I think the reason why it "SEEMS" so annoying is because I cannot find the answer to a very simple operation. I want a simple bookmark feature for a large pdf file.

You can say scroll down half way and find the page you were on last night, but doing that is like saying open your web browser, manually type in google.com, tyoe in hotmail, from hotmail click inbox, from your inbox you can compose mail another click.

OR

you can just bookmark your inbox so that its a single click

Maybe there is no option for a simple bookmark in adobe reader, so can anyone offer a software alternative with this feature?

Mike

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found it!
by MIK3MAN / December 19, 2007 6:48 AM PST
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I don't think it exists.
by Kees Bakker / December 19, 2007 6:50 AM PST
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Why not contact foxit software and ask if they can implement it in the next version of their reader.

But a reader is a reader, not a modificator. And adding a bookmark to a file is a modification. But they might add a /page:xxx switch, so that you could write your own two scripts: one to store the page number in a file, and one to open the file again at the specified page.

I don't think your chances are very good.

Kees

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this is why adobe is confusing
by MIK3MAN / December 19, 2007 10:27 AM PST

Technically speaking adding a bookmark should not be considered a modification. A bookmark should be a value (example page#), the value should be stored externally (you used scripts as an example), then when the program is terminated the value is stored. Then when recalled the value is restored. I see no need to modify the original file here, so I wouldnt consider bookmarks a modification.

Now adobe has a feature labeled bookmarks, but to me this should be labeled more of a "contents" or "table of contents" because this feature is used when you are CREATING the pdf and you want to create shortcuts to the designated pages that you want.

My problem is solved and I am happy with Foxit. If a staff member of adobe happens to read this thread please consider creating a similar feature to allow people to resume reading without having to flip through pages. I mean lots of pdf files now are 100+ pages.

Thanks again for replying guys, hope this helps someone else

Mike

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Good job. Thanks for letting us know.
by Kees Bakker / December 19, 2007 5:02 PM PST

I knew foxit reader, but I didn't keep current on its latest features. It's a nice feature indeed.

Kees

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I agree,
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 19, 2007 5:49 PM PST

and congratulations MIK3MAN on finding your own solution.

Good find.

Mark

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