I have 9 standard on vista and I set my initial view to show bookmarks, but when I save and reopen it does not show them. how do I fix that? Also how to I set it so that the portfolio opens to a specific file in the portfolio/page view?
I don't believe setting initial view for bookmarks or viewing an initial file is possible with a PDF Portfolio.
I would instead use the Merge Files into a Single File instead where you can do what you want.
Default documents in PDF Portfolios - see my old blog.
Showing the bookmarks panel (by changing the Document Properties) should work for a standalone file, but it won't change what's shown on the previews in a Portfolio.