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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
◇ 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 in 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 & 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


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Customer Reviews

Very good software!

If you need to add a Table of Contents to a PDF document you could not ask for a better piece of software to help get the job done. I was struggling to create a detailed TOC for a 1,500 page PDF. Once I found PDF Outliner, I had the job done in about 3 hours. I am impressed because:
1. It is very stable. No bugs or glitches in dealing with a very large file.
2. It is very easy to use. I breezed through the 8 page manual in just a few minutes and was off and running. I was actually off and running without reading the manual, but I was more effective once I took the time to actually understand the feature set. This is NOT complicated to use. Very intuitive.
3. Lots of nice subtle features that help make the job easier. Like big red page numbers on each page for quick reference (can be toggled off) and keyboard short cuts if you want to use them.

This is a great app that does one thing extremely well. So glad I found it.

Crashed - Lost 2 days of TOC Work! Big Files won’t work.

So I spent two days writing a table of Contents for a very large PDF file. When I went to do a final save it just got stuck for an hour, then crashed, again and again. I lost everything. Doesn’t this program autosave TOC entries as you go? That’s basic, folks. This program is advertised as working with large file sizes. What is the file size limit? They don’t say.

To break this large file down into more managable sizes I could use their other product, PDF EXPLODE, but when you try to do that PDF EXPLODE requires that the pdfs FIRST have a Table of Contents. Developers, do you SEE what a catch-22 this is? HORRIBLY CONCEIVED SOFTWARE. AVOID any of these programs until they get these serious shortcomings resolved. Oh, and they still haven’t responded to my questions via customer “support”.

Excellent App

It works exactly as advertised and does it quickly. The only other PDF apps I've been able to find that can create a ToC have been complete editing solutions with prices starting around $60 and quickly going up.

It was not immediately clear how to set up page numbers, 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.

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  • $4.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 0.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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