I know how to add bookmarks into a DjVu file:

But how do I edit existing bookmarks? Do I need to re-insert a modified bookmark file? If so, is there a way to extract the bookmarks into a text file, edit the text file, and re-insert the bookmarks into the DjVu file?

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Yes, you need to extract existing bookmarks to a file, edit it, and then set it back (old bookmarks will be overwriten):

# extract bookmarks
djvused -e "print-outline" my.djvu > bookmarks.txt

# edit bookmarks.txt

# set bookmarks back to document
djvused -s -e "set-outline bookmarks.txt" my.djvu

You may also find some GUI tools that will allow you to edit bookmarks, but basically they do the replacement under the hood.

  • Is there a GUI tool you know of? Djvusmooth is obsolete, alas...
    – Maxim
    Commented Aug 15, 2023 at 6:10
  • never tried any of them. Perhaps Pdf & DjVu Bookmarker
    – truf
    Commented Aug 15, 2023 at 15:00
  • truf -- that's a Windows-only tool :(
    – Maxim
    Commented Aug 16, 2023 at 3:25
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    @Maxim, well it still does work, at least it could be lauched. Didn't checked it after GUI has been started. On a morden linux you need to istall a few packagessudo apt install mono-runtime libmono-system-windows-forms4.0-cil, then download and unpack app archieve, Then grant "start-linux" script execution rights with chmod +x ./start-linux. Then launch it with ./start-linux. The executable is a .NET code so it can be launched on Linux with mono in some cases.
    – truf
    Commented Aug 19, 2023 at 22:19
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    @Maxim Legendary scantailor's author is Joseph Artsimovich. I'm just maintaining one of its forks (Universal), and not the most popular (Advanced) one. You may drop me a line, but I barely have a time to do anything related to djvu nowadays. Also you may better to ask about GUI tools here or here. I'm pretty sure these guys know all existing djvu tools.
    – truf
    Commented Aug 25, 2023 at 19:33

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