You wrote:

>... When I create a pdf (FM7, Acrobat 7 Pro), the bookmarks come through just
>fine, but when I click on a bookmark in Acrobat, the display doesn't align
>properly.  So if my link is to something on page 4, Acrobat might pop me
>to halfway between pages 4 and 5.  If I click on the bookmark for the
>front cover, I'm shown the bottom of the front cover, and about a third of
>the following page.  This happens with every bookmark.
>I've created files using different print drivers (Scitex and Docutech),
>then distilling, and tried printed directly to pdf, but get the same
>results every time.  And the weird display problem occurs on any other PC
>viewing my file. ...

This has to do with the display settings of the PDF file, which could be 
set to "Single Page" or "Continuous", or "Default" (in which case, the 
local user preference, either Single or Continuous, is used).

Both settings may be useful, depending on the type of PDF and intended uses.
The continuous mode is essential when you want links and bookmarks to 
scroll the page so that the target location is automatically placed at the 
top/left corner of window (rather than just taking you to the destination 
page). This may be highly useful, for example, when you have links in index 
pages -- in a single page mode you'll be taken to the page when clicking, 
but you may need to do some exploration to find the specific target.

In any case, FrameMaker does not let you specify the PDF display mode. This 
can be set as a general default using add-ons or advanced techniques, or 
set in Acrobat manually for each PDF file.

Unrelated: I recommend to use the Adobe PDF printer driver (previously 
known as Distiller printer driver, or AdobePS printer driver + Acrobat 
Distiller PPD) when producing PDFs, rather than print-oriented drivers.

Shlomo Perets

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