PDFOutliner
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Embed a table of contents in PDF files.   Demo ($4.99)
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PDFOutliner can auto-magically add a table of contents (TOC) to your PDF. Use powerful tools to quickly build and edit a TOC.

Use PDFOutliner to:
  • Add a TOC to PDFs exported by Pages.app
  • Clean up messy TOC provided by PDF's original publisher
  • Organize multipage scanned documents in a PDF
  • Build a TOC for a PDF built from scanned or OCR pages
What's New
Version 1.4:
  • New application icon
  • Generates accurate TOC links on page
  • Drag and drop PDF text directly into TOC hierarchy
  • Drag and drop any target on PDF page to TOC
  • Customizable toolbar with more icons and commands
  • New manual on 7 ways to edit TOC in PDFOutliner
  • PDF version compatibility checks
  • App sandboxed, runs on OS X 10.6-10.8
  • Bug fixes for moving TOC items using Option+arrow keys
Version 1.4:
  • New application icon
  • Generates accurate TOC links on page
  • Drag and drop PDF text directly into TOC hierarchy
  • Drag and drop any target on PDF page to TOC
  • Customizable toolbar with more icons and commands
  • New manual on 7 ways to edit TOC in PDFOutliner
  • PDF version compatibility checks
  • App sandboxed, more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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PDFOutliner User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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+4

Rdyornot reviewed on 16 May 2013
It works exactly as advertised and does it quickly. The only other PDS apps I've been able to find that can create a ToC (and none of them do it automatically) have been complete editing solutions with prices starting around $60 and quickly going up.

It was not immediately clear how to set up page numbering, and this was not explained in the guide. But after emailing the author, I got a reply the next morning with a link to a video tutorial showing how this feature works, and it works well - like the rest of the app.

Highly Recommended.
[Version 1.4]


burypromote

+7

Dedalus271 reviewed on 28 Dec 2012
Good software, nice price. With text-based pdf the Auto ToC works and works great. And even with pdf where text's pages are just tiff/jpg you cannot use auto ToC of course, but it can help to build a ToC.
[Version 1.4]


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+1

+374

Drdul reviewed on 25 Aug 2011
PDFOutliner is great! It works as advertised, and quickly and accurately created a table of contents (what Acrobat calls bookmarks) for a lengthy document. It's easy to use, and the built-in "quick start" guide does a good job of explaining most of the functions.

The only thing I wish I could do in PDFOutliner is indent existing TOC items with the keyboard or a toolbar button, and be able to do it to multiple items at once. As it is, I can only indent them by dragging them up and in with the mouse, and can only indent them one at a time.
[Version 1.2.1]

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burypromote

+374
Drdul replied on 29 Aug 2011
Good news! I contacted the dev, who says that the ability to indent/outdent and move items (including multiple items at once) is coming in a future update.
burypromote

+78
taja replied on 13 Jan 2012
Hm I emailed the developer recently again, and he promised an update is coming. As good (and cheap) as this app is, Sintraworks' new PDFNomad can do much the same thing, but with much more flexibility… (albeit at a price)
burypromote

+76

Lumac52 reviewed on 15 Aug 2011
Since there's no way to edit a review that has been submitted, I'm submitting this second one to correct the rating. As I said below, it turns out support had contacted me to resolve the problem, and therefore my review was premature. Sorry for the sloppy reviewing!
[Version 1.2.1]


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+76

Lumac52 reviewed on 15 Aug 2011
I bought this software to add a TOC to a 4,000 page (text only) PDF. The PDF was easily viewable and searchable in Preview, but PDFOutliner is utterly unable to do anything with the document and I am must force quit the app. I contacted support a couple weeks ago but didn't receive any response.

The software works as advertized on PDFs of normal length.
[Version 1.2.1]

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burypromote

+76
Lumac52 replied on 15 Aug 2011
Ok, turns out I missed an email from support. They did contact me. I apologize for my premature review.
burypromote
+1

+78

taja reviewed on 30 Jun 2011
This is an excellent app for creating navigational structure using table of content entries in pdfs.

I was on the verge of buying PDFPen Pro after a trial period so I could easily create Tables of Contents for big pdf/ebooks. This, however, does the job without distractions, faster, and doesn't crash (unlike PDFpen). It also has an impressive-sounding automatic ToC creation feature that I haven't used (doesn't work on scanned pdfs).

More importantly, if you only want ToC functionality, its much, much cheaper than buying PDFpen pro. Could do with ironing out some GUI tweaks, and a few extra features, but overall, well worth buying.
[Version 1.2.1]


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+78

taja rated on 09 Feb 2012

[Version 1.2.1]



+2

Josetgmac rated on 25 Mar 2011

[Version 1.1]


Downloads:2,947
Version Downloads:1,494
Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Demo
Date:15 Oct 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $4.99
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PDFOutliner can auto-magically add a table of contents (TOC) to your PDF. Use powerful tools to quickly build and edit a TOC.

Use PDFOutliner to:
  • Add a TOC to PDFs exported by Pages.app
  • Clean up messy TOC provided by PDF's original publisher
  • Organize multipage scanned documents in a PDF
  • Build a TOC for a PDF built from scanned or OCR pages


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