Jpdfbookmark can work for scanned books
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Step 1: Prepare the table of content
Save the TOC in a .txt file in this format:
Chapter 1. The Beginning/23
Para 1.1 Child of The Beginning/25,FitWidth,96
Para 1.1.1 Child of Child of The Beginning/26,FitHeight,43
Chapter 2. The Continue/30,TopLeft,120,42
Para 2.1 Child of The Beginning/32,FitPage
You can ORC the TOC and use regex to fix it.
Step 2: Load that TOC
Step 3: Prepare for step 4
This sounds dumb, but if you miss it you will be frustrated and have to do it again. Expand all bookmarks (Ctrl + E), select all of them, then go to Tools → Apply Page Offset
Step 4: Apply page offset
This step should be self-explained. Don’t forget to save.
That’s it. You are done. For more information, you can read its its manual. The program has command line mode and can work on Linux, Mac.
If there are non-Roman characters, be sure to use the same encoding when dumping and applying bookmarks.
I also have a complete guide to process scanned books, you may want to check it out: The ultimate guide to process scanned books.
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