Feature suggestion: Remove all bookmarks from PDF

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Markus Stamm
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Feature suggestion: Remove all bookmarks from PDF

Post by Markus Stamm » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:16 am

Dear PDF-XChange support team,

it would be very helpful to have an action in PDF-Tools that removes all bookmarks from a PDF file. I sometimes have large amounts of PDFs that were created from individual files (for example, by combining scanned TIFFs into a PDF) and that contain bookmarks for each file they were created from. This often happens in PDFs that were generated in the judicial service - it appears some MF devices automatically add them. These bookmarks are often meaningless, so they should be removed.

I frequently use the auto-generate and the search/replace actions for bookmarks, but have been unable to automatically remove all bookmarks using the currently available actions.

I would be glad if you could consider adding this feature.

Thank you and best regards,
Markus Stamm

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BigMike
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Re: Feature suggestion: Remove all bookmarks from PDF

Post by BigMike » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:32 am

Actually, I guess, there already is such a tool.

Could you try the "Optimize PDF" tool and see, if it does, what you like:
Open the "Optimize PDF" tool, open the "Optimize Document" step, set "Discard Objects -> Discard bookmarks" to enabled.

Markus Stamm
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Re: Feature suggestion: Remove all bookmarks from PDF

Post by Markus Stamm » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:56 pm

Yes, that's just it! If I leave the other optimisation options deactivated, then only the bookmarks are removed. Thank you for the hint!

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Re: Feature suggestion: Remove all bookmarks from PDF

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:52 pm

Hi, Markus Stamm

Glad to hear it helped! And BigMike, thank you for the excellent answer!

Kind regards,
Daniel McIntyre
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