How to make the bookmarks become visible when opening a PDFBox generated file

Posted on May 19, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

I was wondering how to make the PDF reader show the bookmarks when opening a PDF file I generated with Apache’s PDFBox java library.

It turns out that the following did the trick for me:

PDDocument document = new PDDocument();
...
document.getDocumentCatalog().setPageMode(PDDocumentCatalog.PAGE_MODE_USE_OUTLINES);
....

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Thank you for the hint. I was wasting a lot of Time to get this nice Detail working.

Currently I hat to use the following code which worked on PDFBox 2.11
document.getDocumentCatalog().setPageMode(PageMode.USE_OUTLINES);


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