Working With Bookmarks When Merging PDFs

Wed, May 8 2019, 10:25 AM (US Eastern Time)

When merging PDFs together using DynamicPDF Merger or Core Suite, all bookmarks (or outlines) will be added to the output PDF by default. They will appear in the order they are merged, with the first document's bookmarks coming first, followed by the next document's bookmarks. However, this is not always the desired behavior, so let's take a look at a couple of other options.

Adding a Bookmark For Each Document

Sometimes you may want to add a bookmark for each document, but remove any of the bookmarks that are in the original PDFs. Accomplishing this can easily be done by adding a bookmark for each document and setting the Outlines merge option to false:

MergeDocument document = new MergeDocument();
MergeOptions mergeOptions = MergeOptions.Append;
mergeOptions.Outlines = false;
document.Outlines.Add("Bookmark for PDF", new XYDestination(document.Pages.Count + 1, 0, 0));
document.Append(fileName, mergeOptions);

The full example file is available here.

Organizing Bookmarks For Each Document

Other times you may want to add a bookmark for each document and place the original document's bookmarks as children. This can quickly be done by creating a bookmark for each document and setting the RootOutline merge option property to that bookmark:

MergeDocument document = new MergeDocument();
MergeOptions mergeOptions = MergeOptions.Append;
Outline outline = document.Outlines.Add("Parent Bookmark for PDF",
    new XYDestination(document.Pages.Count + 1, 0, 0));
mergeOptions.RootOutline = outline;
document.Append(fileName, mergeOptions);

The full example file is available here.

Wrap Up

A C# Visual Studio project demonstrating this is available on GitHub:

https://github.com/DynamicPDF/dotnet-merge-pdf-bookmarks

There are of course many other options for how you may want to deal with bookmarks as well. If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

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DynamicPDF Converter v1.1 Release

Wed, March 13 2019, 12:59 PM (US Eastern Time)

Converter is evolving. ceTe Software is excited to announce the release of DynamicPDF Converter v1.1 for .NET with a new Chromium based HTML conversion engine. Version 1.1 is a free upgrade for all current v1.0 users. Upgrade or evaluate it for free today.

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Also, stay tuned for the BETA release of v2 coming in April.

Version 1.1 (Available Now):
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DynamicPDF Viewer v3 for .NET Release

Tue, February 19 2019, 11:32 AM (US Eastern Time)

Version 3 of our customizable, embeddable .NET PDF Viewing control is here. DynamicPDF Viewer for .NET v3 adds a lot of new features including:

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And best of all, it is available with 100% royalty free distribution and a free full featured evaluation edition.

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DynamicPDF Rasterizer for .NET Version 3 is Released

Fri, February 8 2019, 10:50 AM (US Eastern Time)

DynamicPDF Rasterizer v3 for .NET has been released! The new version has support for .NET Standard 2.X including .NET Core 2.X and ASP.NET Core 2.X. It includes an updated and improved PDF rendering engine as well as many new features and the latest bug fixes. Also, the developer edition now allows for 100% royalty free distribution to an unlimited number of servers or machines at a lower price point.

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DynamicPDF for Java Version 10.0 BETA

by Anil S

Thu, December 13 2018, 9:28 AM (US Eastern Time)

The DynamicPDF for Java Version 10.0 BETA has just been posted to our site for download and testing.

DynamicPDF for Java v10 Beta Download

We have added some great new features in version 10 including support for PDF portfolios, an HTML Area, XFA static form filling, improved memory handling for large PDFs, several new barcode types (Code 93, Aztec, GS1 Databar, Australia Post, Singapore Post etc.) and more. Take a look at the full list of new features.

Email support@dynamicpdf.com with any questions or issues and thanks for taking part in our Version 10 BETA.

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DynamicPDF PrintManager for .NET Version 4 is Released

Thu, November 29 2018, 9:14 AM (US Eastern Time)

DynamicPDF PrintManager v4.0 for .NET is live! The new version has an updated and improved PDF rendering engine as well as the latest bug fixes. Also, the developer edition allows for royalty free distribution to an unlimited number of servers or machines.

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DynamicPDF Viewer for .NET Version 3 BETA Release

by Anil S

Fri, November 16 2018, 3:53 PM (US Eastern Time)

The DynamicPDF Viewer for .NET Version v3.0 BETA has just been posted to our site for download and testing.

DynamicPDF Viewer for .NET v3 Beta Download


We have added some great new features in version 3 including support for UI localization, page thumbnail generation, show/hide scroll bars and many more. Take a look at the full list of new features.

Email support@dynamicpdf.com with any questions or issues and thanks for taking part in our Version 3 BETA.

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DynamicPDF Rasterizer for .NET Version 3 BETA Release

by Anil S

Thu, August 30 2018, 11:32 AM (US Eastern Time)

The DynamicPDF Rasterizer for .NET Version v3.0 BETA has just been posted to our site for download and testing.

DynamicPDF Rasterizer for .NET v3 Beta Download

We have added some great new features in version 3 including support for PDF portfolios, events to report rasterization progress, monochrome images without dithering and capability to add background color to rasterized output. Take a look at the full list of new features.

Email support@dynamicpdf.com with any questions or issues and thanks for taking part in our Version 3 BETA.

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Version 10 Release of Dynamic PDF for .NET Core Suite

by Anil S

Fri, August 3 2018, 2:32 PM (US Eastern Time)

We are happy to announce the release of DynamicPDF for .NET Core Suite v10 (this includes our Merger, Generator and ReportWriter products).

v10 now supports .NET Standard 2.0 for seamless cross-platform deployment.  

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Version 10 adds several useful and exciting new features:

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Free upgrades for Maintenance customers, discounted upgrades for eligible existing customers, eligible upgrades can be accessed via our Customer Area, www.dynamicpdf.com/customerarea or we can be contacted directly, sales@dynamicpdf.com or +1 410.772.8620.

Version 9 Release of Dynamic PDF for .NET Core Suite

Tue, December 12 2017, 2:43 PM (US Eastern Time)

DynamicPDF for .NET Core Suite v9 (this includes our Merger, Generator and ReportWriter products) has now been fully released.  Download it Today!

Version 9 adds tons of useful and exciting new features including:

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