A destination is the end point of a link represented by text in the Destinations tab.
Destinations enable you to set navigation paths across a collection of Adobe PDF
documents. Linking to a destination is recommended when linking across documents
because, unlike a link to a page, a link to a destination is not affected by the addition or
deletion of pages within the target document.
To display and sort the destinations list:
1. Choose View> Navigation Tabs > Destinations. Acrobat automatically scans for all
2. Do one of the following:
To sort the destination names alphabetically, click the Name label at the top of the
To sort the destinations by page number, click the Page label at the top of the Destinations
To change or delete a destination:
1. Choose View> Navigation Tabs > Destinations.
2. Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the destination, and choose a command:
To move to the target location, choose Go To Destination.
To delete the destination, choose Delete.
To reset the target of the destination to the page displayed, choose Set Destination.
To give the destination a different name, choose Rename.
To create and link a destination in the same or another Adobe PDF document:
1. In the target document (to which you want to link a destination), navigate to the location
where you want to create a destination, and set the desired view. (See
documents.) If the document already includes a destination, skip to step 4.
2. Choose View > Navigation Tabs > Destination, and do one of the following:
Choose New Destination from the Options menu.
Click the Create New Destination button
at the top of the Destination tab.
3. Type a unique name for the destination, and then press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac
4. In the source document (the document you want to create the link from), select the Link
and drag a rectangle to specify a source for the link.
5. In the Create Link dialog box, set the link appearance, select Custom Link, and click Next.
6. Click the Actions tab in the Link Properties dialog box, choose Go To A Page View from
the Select Action menu, and then click Add.
7. Do one of the following:
To select a destination in another file, open the file, and click Set Link.
To select a destination in the source file, click Set Link.
8. Using the Link tool, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the link you
created, and choose Properties.
9. Click the Actions tab, select the action, and then click Edit.
10. Select Use Named Destination, click Browse, and then select your named destination.