How do I create a table of contents for a PDF file that is composed of a variety of different source documents?
December 20, 2007 11:37 AM Subscribe
How do I create a table of contents for a PDF file that is composed of a variety of different source documents? Open source/free software or methods are best.
posted by procrastination to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am working on an accreditation for my university. I would like to be able to send in a large PDF to the accreditation agency so they can see how utterly awesome we are in one convenient package. To make this easy for them I desire to have a table of contents show up in the sidebar (on Mac Preview) or in the navigation pane on Adobe Reader.
I have been given a wide variety of documents to include. Some came as PDF (generated from Word or latex), some as Word documents, and some as latex source files. I can make all these into PDF, if they are not already, then using Preview on my Leopard-running Mac, I can drag and drop them into a single PDF very easily. But I don't see how I can manually add a table of contents.
Any hints? Like I said, I can't easily edit the source documents, since they are so varied. I have access to Mac, Windows, and Linux machines. I am comfortable with a command line. I do have Microsoft Office for Mac and for Windows. Is there a free tool that will do this? Do I already have such a tool and not know it?