Item bookmarks appear alongside the rest of your files in the score menu and you can add them to setlists independently of their parent file

You can tell which items are bookmarks rather than standalone PDF files when the arrow button next to them is filled with a semi-transparent shade of blue

Bookmarks can either be simple references to a specific page, like a table of contents, or they can reference a span of pages that act like a virtual item in your library. We call these “page” or “item” bookmarks. Item bookmarks appear in the score menu like any other PDF file, start and stop on the pages you specify, and can even have their own metadata and audio tracks.

If you prefer, configure forScore to not show bookmarks outside of the Bookmarks menu by disabling the “score menu includes bookmarks” option in forScore’s settings panel.

No matter which kind of bookmarks you create, the Bookmarks menu always displays all of the bookmarks for the PDF file you’re currently viewing.

Creating Bookmarks

In the bookmarks menu (the open book icon), tap the + button to open the bookmark creator and choose which type of bookmark you’d like to create. Supply a title and page number(s) and, once any errors have been corrected, tap the Save button to finalize your bookmark. You can also tap the + button again to save the current bookmark and create another without returning to the menu first.

Table of Contents:

If your PDF file contains a table of contents, you can view it by selecting the menu’s last sort type, “TOC.” Tap on an item to go to that page, or tap “Import” to create bookmarks using this information as a starting point.

CSV Files:

If you have CSV (comma-separated value) files, you can use the Indexes feature to create your bookmarks. Add the file to forScore using any of the same methods you use to add PDFs, then tap the “Indexes” browser in the top left-hand corner of the Bookmarks menu and choose your file to begin.

This panel lists the values found in each row of your CSV file, and you can tap on a value to specify how it should be used in forScore. Use the arrow buttons along the bottom to verify that the information in each row looks correct, skipping any header or footer rows and adjusting page numbers if needed. When you’re done, tap Save to create your bookmarks.

PDF Text Search:

As you type in the title field, forScore can search for occurrences of your text within the current PDF document. If a blue badge appears to the right of the text field, tap it to see every instance of your text and select one to quickly set a starting page number.

Searching PDF content can take some time, especially when you’re working with longer files, so this option is disabled by default. Visit the Search section of forScore’s settings panel to enable it.

Editing & Deleting Bookmarks

To edit a bookmark, tap the arrow button next to it. If it’s a simple bookmark, you’ll see the same interface you used to create the bookmark and you can edit its title, start page, or add an end page to turn it into an Item bookmark. Tap the button next to an item bookmark and you’ll open the metadata panel which you’ll learn about in the Metadata section of this guide.

Delete a bookmark by swiping over it from right to left and choosing the Delete (trash can) action. You can also use the Edit button to select multiple bookmarks and delete them at once. Note that deleting a bookmark doesn’t affect the score it came from, but deleting a score deletes all of its bookmarks.

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