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iPdf is rotten.

Is there any other software or any other way by which an "index" can be created in a pdf file?

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Could you please elaborate on what you're trying to achieve? (Maybe example input or more details...) – sr_ Feb 7 '12 at 12:35
@sr_ I am talking about the index which we see on the front pages of a book. The index tells which chapter is on which page. In Pdf, we "can" click the chapters shown on the indexes, and that takes us to the exact chapter. – TheIndependentAquarius Feb 7 '12 at 12:50
Ok, so you start with a PDF file and want to create a PDF file that adds a table of contents (in front) to the original file...Did I get it right? :) – sr_ Feb 7 '12 at 12:54
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Use LaTeX. Refer this for more detail. First install LaTeX and then follow tutorial. Finding LaTeX is not difficult for most distributions.

If you want to Click-and-Reference, refer this.

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That looks beautiful. :) Thanks. – TheIndependentAquarius Feb 7 '12 at 13:00
And if you have further questions, tex.stackexchange.com exists – Martin Schröder Feb 8 '12 at 8:30

PDF Mod worked well for me. The entries I see left when reading pdfs in document viewer are called "bookmarks" in the program and can be edited at will, just pick a title and the corresponding page to jump to.

You can have an index that updates itself if you create a table of contents in Open Office. I've notice these will be converted to the index you describe when the document is published or exported to a pdf file.

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