I don't think you can change the defaults, but once you change them and save the document, the changes should stick.
Rick > Can't you move the GroupTitlesIX paragraph from the Include list in the > Bookmarks tab of the PDF Setup dialog box? That will fix it, but it brings up an interesting point. I always include the same paragraph types in my bookmarks. Never a variation, I've been modifying basically the same templates since I created them 15 years ago. Isn't there any way to change the defaults on the Include list? It's always such a weird mix of paragraph tags. Anne