I am looking for a free (free of charge; open source preferred, but not required) tool that can set the display flags of a PDF file, in particular the flag to automatically display the bookmarks list.
More specifically, it seems1 that I need to set the
page mode to
Both GUI and command line tools are acceptable. The tool should run on Windows or be platform-independent (Java, Mono, ...).
I create PDF documents with LaTeX and the
hyperref package, where I can define bookmarks and configure the resulting PDF file to have Acrobat Reader automatically display the bookmarks list upon opening the file.
However, I combine several of these PDF files with pages from other PDF files by using PDF Split and Merge. This preserves the bookmarks (which are apparently considered a part of a page), but does not preserve the overall setting for the file to be opened with the bookmarks list visible.
1: I am not an expert on the PDF file format, so my conclusions are merely based upon looking at the raw contents of PDF files with different settings.