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I have a large pdf document with many bookmarks.  How can I search the bookmarks?
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by:puppydogbuddy
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Have a look at this freeware:
     http://www.freewaregenius.com/2010/05/24/how-to-add-bookmarks-to-a-pdf-document-using-free-software/

also, look through the readers comments for additional software titles.
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Karl Heinz Kremer earned 500 total points
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Adobe Acrobat and the free Adobe Reader allow you to search in PDF documents, including in bookmarks. TO do that, open the Advanced Search dialog and check the option "Include Bookmarks". The search results will indicate if a result was found in a bookmark or in the standard PDF text.

@puppydogbuddy - I did not find anything relevant on the page you linked to.
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the link lists freeware pdf bookmarkers, some of which have additional features such as providing an outline of items bookmarked, drag and drop of bookmarks, etc.  Why wouldn't that be relelvant?
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@puppydogbuddy - Which of the applications listed allow you to search through Acrobat bookmarks?!? As far as I can tell, none of them. If one does, you should have pointed that out, and not left it up to the asker to potentially find out that none of them do what is required to solve this problem.

The question is specifically about searching in bookmarks, and again, as far as I can tell, none of the applications listed on the page you've linked to does that. Hence my comment about nothing relevant.
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by:puppydogbuddy
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You would agree that they all allow you to add and edit pdf bookmarks?  And if you follow the tutorial on the very first application (JpdfBookmarks), you will see the following:

6. Decide on whether you want the bookmark list to appear whenever the PDF document is opened: if so, click on the button indicated in the screenshot below. If not, make sure that it is depressed.
7. Save the PDF: using “File/Save” or “File/Save As” if you would like a different name. The saved PDF will contain the bookmarks you defined and is now ready for publishing.

One way of locating the bookmarks in a pdf is use the bookmark list.
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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As long as you define searching for the term "Napoleon" in all of the 1300 pages of War and Peace as reading the book word by word, you are correct. I would however disagree - that's reading not searching.

The asker wants to know how to search in many bookmarks for a term -  just as I've stated before, none of the applications provides a true search function.
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