Creating PDF Named Destinations

Screenshot - Navigation Panel
Creating a new named destination

The traditional way of creating PDF named destinations is using Adobe Acrobat. Creating PDF named destinations manually in Acrobat® is a bit more tricky than creating PDF bookmarks. Creating PDF bookmarks is relatively easy—just go to the page you'd like to bookmark, select text and press Ctrl-B (Command-B under Mac) and the new bookmark will appear in the Bookmark Tab. Destinations window is hidden by default. To display it, check Navigation Panels - Destinations from Adobe Acrobat View menu, or just right click on the Navigation Panel as shown in the picture below.

To create a named destination, go to the page you'd like to put the reference in. Then, click on the "New Destination" icon. The new destination will appear in the list with the default label of "Untitled". To rename a destination, select it and right-click, then choose Rename and type a descriptive label.

You can choose not only the page number and description, but in what view the user will see that page. Use the Zoom toolbar to set the view you'd like the user to see. You can choose Actual Size, Fit Height, Fit Width, or choose a specific percentage of zoom using the Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons or the percentage pulldown menu.

You can set bookmarks to use named destinations. To specify a named destination:

The Zoom toolbar.


You can set bookmarks to use named destinations. To specify a named destination:

  • Display the Bookmarks panel, right-click a bookmark and choose Properties.
  • The default action is 'Go to a page in this document'.
  • Click Edit and choose Use Named Destination.
  • Click Browse to choose a destination, then click OK.

Set bookmarks to use named destinations

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