Smart, Richard! I hadn't investigated this before, but have now verified
that your hypothesis works correctly in my installation of FM 9 (it's
not TCS, just FM 9). PDF setup changes made in the Print Book dialog are
not "sticky", but those made from Format > Document do seem to stick and
are reflected in the Print Book dialog way of accessing the PDF setup. I
guess it makes sense now that I understand it, so that I could make a
"one-time" change through the Print dialog, or a lasting change through
Format > Document.

Just my testing skills to add to the theory,


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Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 13:43:19 -0600

From: "Combs, Richard" <>

Subject: RE: Print Book-PDF Setup Drops Bookmarks

To: "Corcoran, Susan" <Susan.Corcoran at>,

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Corcoran, Susan wrote: 

> The second problem I saw occurred when printing a book.  I can use PDF

> Setup to set my bookmarks, but I cannot save them.  I click the Set

> button, then make my print.  The next time I open the Print Book


> my bookmark settings are gone and they're back to their defaults.  So

> every time I make a print, I have to set my pdf bookmarks.  Sigh.

So this is the behavior when you select File > Print Book and then click

PDF Setup? Try setting up bookmarks via (from the book window) Format >

Document > PDF Setup. I think they may have decoupled the two methods of

reaching PDF Setup. 

That would be a departure from previous versions, but one could argue

that it makes sense to treat setup changes made at the moment of

printing as ad hoc. If I'm right, then the setup changes made via Format

> Document should stick (and should be what the setup defaults to when

you subsequently go the File > Print Book > PDF Setup route. 

I don't have FM 9, so I can't test this myself. 


Richard G. Combs

Senior Technical Writer

Polycom, Inc.

richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom



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