PDF Bookmarks/Table of Contents
I find somewhat annoying that there is no way to view the bookmarks/table of contents of the PDF that take me directly to certain pages. I think this is a must for long documents, scrolling directly all the time is a major hassle.
Thanks for the consideration
It would be good to have the possibility to make bookmarks in documents for navigating. I know you could use annotations for that, but this would clutter your annotations.
Perhaps you could make an extra button "add bookmark" in the context menu of a document and a list of bookmarks of the current document above the "Annotations"-field on the right, or in an extra tab.
This has been raised with our Development Team.
Agreed, this would be a great feature! I see that robert.knight suggested an option to enable a version of this functionality in mendeley but not instructions how to turn that on....
the extra content tab works nicely..
Kerem Eryilmaz commented
I totally agree. And I don't see why this should take over TWO YEARS to implement properly. One of the reasons I switched to Mendeley was its PDF features, and it is disappointing to see it lag behind like this, especially when it is such a commonly requested feature.
Bruno Braga commented
Annotations can become bookmarks whether they could be a document type in Mendeley.
The software has several document types, one similar ("book section"), but no type can be linked to an specific point of a PDF document, neither linked to an annotation made on that point.
it totally agree.
mendeley needs this.
Robert Orzanna commented
I second that request though at least it seems that Mendeley remembers the last page that has been opened.
Coiby Xu commented
Yes, we need such feature!
Any word on when this feature will be integrated? Thanks for your time
totally agree, a Bookmarks tab next to Details and Notes would be very helpful
Agree. Those bookmarks should come also with a go back button.
Mendeley should also analyse the pdf file to extract the location of the main parts of the articles, especially the references.
It wud be great to hav a list of al d bookmarks in mendeley so u can directly jump from 1 bookmark to d next (e.g. working on one subject with several sources).
Extremely useful wen working with ebooks as these are a pain in the brain to navigate (scroll to page xyz)
I agree, I had exactly the same thought right now as I am concurrently reading two chapters in a large document and the constant scrolling is getting tiring.
In fact, that would be terrific being able to see bookmarks, as well create my own.
Nelson G. Souza commented
It will be really great if I can add my own bookmarks, It is very usefull for readers and researchers.
I found the note feature when "reading" a pdf file is quite handy (which is then searchable), but it would be great if it supports other "reading" features which are also essential:
1) to be able to navigate using existing PDF bookmarks. Currently there is no way to use the existing bookmarks as can be seen in other pdf reader.
2) It would be a plus to be able to add user bookmarks which is a feature available in recent foxit reader, but not in others.
3) It would be a big plus to be able to remember which page I was last reading. Since it's not possible to finish reading a pdf file of a few hundred pages of ebooks in one reading, it's desirable to jump to the last reading place automatically when it's opened next time. I have been using digital edition for sometime only for this feature, but digital edition is lacking the function of organizer which is where Mendeley shines.
PS: it's possible to open a pdf file in an external reader, which is a workaround to make bookmark available, but the notes added in external reader(eg. foxit reader) are not visible/searchable in Mendeley.
Here's a trick I use: you can add a note to the place you want to bookmark, then you can go back to this place by going to "Notes" tab, and clicking on the page number link. I was going to suggest a bookmarking function to Mendeley, but this trick basically does it. Still, would be nice to have bookmarks :)
Agree. It's annoying when I want to check endnotes or bibliographic references that I can't easily return to where I was in the text.
Carl Anderson commented
It would likewise be handy to make existing PDF bookmarks visible (as, for example, they are in Acrobat) when they exist.
Carl Anderson commented
This would definitely be very useful. I commonly add "standard TOC-like" bookmarks to long documents (like ebooks, or doctoral dissertations) that are missing them, and often add my own custom bookmarks to PDFs that come with their own pre-defined bookmarks. Being able to use these directly within Mendeley (as opposed to having to open the PDF in Acrobat externally) would be useful.
Ok, just tested it, I assume scrolling is the missing feature here, useful though. Thanks.