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Removing outlines from PDFs using JavaScript

Only available with the Full API

To remove an outline by title in an existing document.

  <script src="../lib/core/CoreControls.js"></script>
  <script src="../lib/core/pdf/PDFNet.js"></script>
    (async function() {
      const doc = await PDFNet.PDFDoc.createFromURL(filename);

      // how to find and delete a outline by title text.
      const firstOutline = await doc.getFirstBookmark();
      const foo = await firstOutline.find('foo');
      if (await foo.isValid()) {

Read, add, edit PDF outlines Full code sample which illustrates how to read and edit existing outline items and create new bookmarks using the high-level API

About removing an outline

The PDF Bookmarks class also allows you to quickly find Outlines based on the title text. For example, the above code snippet looks for a Outline called foo and then removes it from the outline tree.

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