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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

Works great on El Capitan

PDFOutliner works great on El Capitan even though version 1.4 has not been updated since October 2012.

PDFOutliner creates and edits the Table of Contents for PDFs. It does one thing and does it exceedlingly well! The splash screen help file is simple, direct and easy to understand. I was able to auto generate a 3-level TOC for a nine chapter, 200 page PDF in about five minutes after first opening PDFOutliner. The two automatic TOC generators, AutoTOC and MiniTOC, create separate TOC which are easy to hand edit, tweek, or merge. The manual drag-n-drop "Push Text” and "Solo Editing” features are equally intuitive. Thus far I’ve created the TOC for a dozen or so PDFs between 200 and 500 pages each without encountering any errors or crashs.

Install the 7-day trial version from the developer’s website for a free test drive. I did and promptly bought the paid version after completing my first TOC.

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”.

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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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