I am using MsWord 2003 and Acrobat 9 in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits.
I have created the manual using Word, I set Heading (s) with 3 levels deep and created TOC in Word.
It looks as designed. There are Titles, Subtitles and Subtiles (3rd level).
TOC in Word works fine. No problem.
In PDFMaker options under Bookmarks tab I set TOC 1 with 3 levels.
However, after converting the whole document into PDF, the Bookmarks look very strange.
They contain only Titles (no subtitles at all), each bookmark line ends with some number 3, 4 or 5 which I do not have idea what are they and those bollmarks point to the TOC page not to the page they should have.
I have read many of posts having similiar problems and tried all the suggestions posted.
Reinstalling Adobe (removing all the related files), although I did not have any previous versions (and installations) of Acrobat in this computer.
In Adobe PDFMaker uncheck 'Enable Accessibility and...' option
Setting printer to Adobe PDF
In Word > TOC settings I checked the 'Use hyperlinks instead of page numbers' option
Also I tried In Adobe PDFMaker not use TOC but to use 'Convert Word Headings to Bookmarks'
The result was horrible. Double bookmarks, reversed Level 1 with Level 2 positions and lots of empty bookmarks (I believe created by empty rows in pages tables).
Please note, that using the same Headings Word creates TOC without any problems!
The only plus side was that some of those bookmarks came with correct links.
Those bokkmarks were created using 'New Bookmarks from structure' option in Acrobat (after converting the document)
Probably something in the setup of WORD. I just ran a sample in WORD 2007 with AA9.5 and got the following.
The WORD document was created with one page to each of the headings sets. The TOC was then created automatically. I am not a WORD fan, but this is a nice feature -- even if the formating with the TOC is always a pain in the neck for me.
This is ridiculous!
I think it is time for Adobe to admit there is a problem creating bookmarks in Acrobat, regardless the used version.
Today I spent all day trying different combinations.
In addition to my post above I installed and tested the same document in Acrobat Prof ver.8 and Acrobat X.
The installation was virgin (no previous Adobe was installed).
Same for MS Office. Virgin installation of ver. 2003 and 2007
My document I copied and pasted in blank new Word document.
Also I tried under Windows XP
All that does not make any difference.
The final result was always the same, as shown graphically in above post.
What I do not understand, how such big corporation allows bugs like that.
Convertning TOC (nice working in Word) cannot be a rocket science!
If Word can create TOC from Headings flawlessly, why not Adobe?
That TOC is correctly converted as TOC page in pdf document.
Maybe Adobe should add the option to create bookmarks directly from it after the conversion?!
As I said, it is not a rocket science.
Onus is on you, Adobe!
I recommend you look at this blog post. It walks you through the steps.
Hope this helps!