I have a bunch of "naked" subsections, i.e. not belonging to a section.

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The bookmark to the first subsection upgrades to a section bookmark, and all the rest subsection bookmarks seem to belong to this.

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In the second chapter, with a section present, everything works OK. How can I have the subsection under the chapter, like this?

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  • Loading the bookmark package might do the job.
    – epR8GaYuh
    Apr 17, 2018 at 14:59
  • Perfect! Just as simple as that! Please submit this as an answer, to accept it.
    – Theo
    Apr 17, 2018 at 15:33
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    A subsection without parental section is no subsection and a logically and typographically ill designed
    – user31729
    Apr 17, 2018 at 20:23

1 Answer 1


The bookmark package should fit your requirements. From the manual:

In the same way as hyperref the bookmarks are generated in the order of the bookmark generating macros (\bookmark). A level number is used to define the tree structure of the bookmarks. The restrictions are less strict:

  • The level values may jump and omit values. A \subsubsection may follow a \chapter. This was an error in hyperref, that prints a warning and tries to fix this.

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