Unlocking PDF Perfection: How to Easily Add Table of Contents to Scanned Books with PDF Outliner – A Mac User’s Guide

Revolutionizing PDF Scanned Books: Introducing PDF Outliner

In this video, I’ll be introducing a solution for adding a table of contents to PDF scanned books without relying on Adobe Acrobat. The tool I recommend is PDF Outliner, a Mac-based software available for purchase at an affordable $5. Despite being platform-agnostic, working seamlessly with Windows, Linux, and Mac, I’ve found this software particularly useful for this task.

Seamless Table of Contents Creation: Three Options

Now, let me guide you through the process of using PDF Outliner to effortlessly create a table of contents. There are three approaches: the mini table of contents, automatic table of contents, and manual table of contents. While the mini table of contents analyzes font choices, it requires a consistently clean document, which, honestly, hasn’t always been successful for me. The automatic table of contents, although using font styles and headings, didn’t yield accurate results in my demo.

Navigating Challenges: Choosing the Best TOC Approach

My preferred and demonstrated method is the manual table of contents. I’ll show you how to add headings and subheadings by selecting the text and utilizing the “command T” shortcut to designate it as a sibling or child level. Moreover, the software enables bulk renaming and case changing of the headings for efficient organization.

Efficient Organization: Mastering Manual TOC with PDF Outliner

Stay tuned for the next video, where I’ll delve into the process of adding metadata to the PDF document. With PDF Outliner, enhancing your PDFs becomes a seamless and cost-effective experience, especially for Mac users.