How to Make a Clickable Table of Contents on Your PDF Documents
Out of all the things that make life easy in business, one of our favorites is creating an interactive table of contents. We offer you a 51-second tutorial at the end of this blog about it. But first, let’s explore this topic a little more…
What Does Having a Clickable Table of Contents Mean?
Having a clickable Table of Contents (TOC) means you link each of your TOC line items to a section within your content. This way, when someone clicks on that TOC line item, this action immediately takes them to that section in your document.
Why Make a Clickable Table of Contents on Your PDF Documents?
Simplicity and ease. Ask yourself if you like scrolling down endlessly to find what you need on a document. If you don’t, neither does your learner. It’s also time-effective to have links on your TOC. Your learners can get to where they need without having to bypass information they’ve already read.
What Do You Need to Make a PDF Clickable Table of Contents?
There are a few ways to go about it. For this example, we use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC > Tools > Edit PDF. From there, check out the video at the end of this blog for the quick 51-second tutorial.
Link the Bottom of Your Page Back to the TOC
When your learner is done reading the section, think about the fact that they may want to get back to the TOC. If you don’t give them an option to get back by the click of a button, they’ll have to scroll all the way up again.
How Do You Link the Bottom of Your Page Back to the TOC?
Easy. Create a quick line at the bottom of your page that reads, “Back to TOC.” Then, link it back to your TOC. Voilà. Your learners thank you.
Get a Feel for this Example of a Clickable TOC
This link takes you to a Sample Training Manual in our portfolio. Click on the TOC links and see how it feels to you. Imagine this document is dozens of pages long, and how easy it would be to navigate with a clickable TOC.
Ready for Your Clickable TOC Video Tutorial?
Watch the 51-second video below for the quick of it. Enjoy!
Who Are We?
We are Miranda Park Learning, your instructional design experts. When you need to create effective training documents, contact us. We’re here to help you create the right training systems for your team.
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