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I'm new to LaTeX, and have been given a LaTeX draft for writing a thesis. Everything works fine except for this warning:

see the transcript file for additional information)pdfTeX warning (dest): name{ehrenw\366rtliche\040erkl\344rung.1} has been referenced but does not exist, replaced by a fixed one

Here is the position in the code:

\pdfbookmark[1]{Ehrenwörtliche Erklärung}{ehrenwörtliche erklärung}  
\chapter*{Ehrenwörtliche Erklärung}  

When I don't use German Umlauts(ä,ö,ü), i.e.

\pdfbookmark[1]{Ehrenwoertliche Erklaerung}{ehrenwoertliche erklaerung}

it works fine! I don't get any warnings and the link works.

I've been Googling for 2 weeks for similar warnings, and trying things out but none worked. Any one with similar experience or ideas how to get this fixed.

I'm using MAC 10.8 with MacTeX-2012

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The order in which you load the packages can matter, especially with hyperref. If you are using that, try loading it last. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/1863/… –  yasmar Oct 22 '12 at 15:17
I had the same problem. The solution might not apply to you as well, but have a look if there is a \let\clearpage\relax in front of you \printbibliography command. –  math Feb 12 at 9:30
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Load the bookmark package:

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\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}% http://ctan.org/pkg/inputenc
\usepackage{hyperref}% http://ctan.org/pkg/hyperref
\usepackage{bookmark}% http://ctan.org/pkg/bookmark
\pdfbookmark[1]{Ehrenwörtliche Erklärung}{ehrenwörtliche erklärung}
\chapter*{Ehrenwörtliche Erklärung} 
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Hi Werner, Thanks 4 ur answer. Unfortunately it didn't work, i also installed, updated the oberdiek package sudo tlmgr update oberdiek and sudo -i tlmgr update --all, still the link didn't work. when clicking on the chapter it jumps back to the first page. With ur example i get the same warning. My Tex Version: TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012) kpathsea version 6.1.0 Copyright 2012 D.E. Knuth. –  Fadi Asbih Aug 21 '12 at 9:02
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