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From Word to PDF including bookmarks

I created a Microsoft Word file with Office 2007 and exported it via Jaws PDF Creator. Now I want some bookmarks or any kind of "linking-action" that makes it easier to navigate through the document. My PDF viewer doesn't allow to create bookmarks in the free version, so I guess I need to handle this via Word! Maybe using a table of content? Anything that is recognized as PDF.

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Guest [Entry]

"The ""right"" way to do this is through tagged PDF. Go to Word' PDF conversion menu and mark ""Accessible PDF"" (this is what Word calls tagged PDF). The table of contents for the PDF you create should then be visible through decent PDF viewers.

This is really an SU question...

Postscript Check out http://www.webaimdotorg/techniques/acrobat/converting.php, which gives detailed instructions on how to do this."
Guest [Entry]

Try the free (and Free) OpenOfficedotorg. The PDF export there preserves bookmarks.
Guest [Entry]

"The situation has changed now. Word for Mac 2016 offers either creation of the PDF by your Mac 'best for print' (and still has these limitations because it uses the Mac PDF creator) but now offers create 'best for electronic distribution and accessibility' - this uploads the file to Microsoft and then downloads the PDF it creates - which does have all the Contents lists etc enabled.

I assume this is Microsoft's work around to the issue."
Guest [Entry]

"Only problem with the 'best for electronic distribution' option is that this removes any imbedded fonts. So for me thats even worse than not having the bookmarks working.

Its nightmare. Such a simple thing to get right. I hate microsoft products with a passion"