How to prevent a bookmark entry in PDF file, for a numbered section included in table of contents? I wanted to use \section{test}, to have a numbered section, and with an entry into TOC; but I'd like to remove the automatic bookmark entry in pdf file.


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You can globally turn off bookmarks with \usepackage[bookmarks=false]{hyperref} in the preamble.

To turn it off temporarily, see: How to temporarily disable PDF bookmarking ?

Code from there:



\hypersetup{bookmarksdepth}%back to tocdepth


  • Thanks, for me I had to set the second command to \hypersetup{bookmarksdepth=1} to make it work again.
    – user49121
    Commented Jun 15, 2018 at 9:00

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