RE: Distiller Y2K problem?

Subject: RE: Distiller Y2K problem?
From: Dan Lewis <danlew -at- delphi -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 15:46:16 -0500


Carol Lee wrote:

>Have any of you generated a PDF file since the new year? I'm getting
>garbled dates for the Creation and Modified dates in the General
>Information dialog (viewed from Exchange or Reader).
> ...
>In fact, I'd appreciate knowing whether any of you are experiencing the
>same problem or can generate PDFs that show the correct 2000 Creation and
>Modification dates.


There does appear to be a workaround for those who must or prefer to stay
with Acrobat 3. The creation date is stored very near the beginning of the
pdf file; I have found it relatively painless to open the pdf with a hex
editor and change the date. Have only tried it on relatively small files
so far (haven't yet distilled any book length pubs this century) but it
works, takes fewer than 2 minutes and I haven't been able to find any side
effects.

-Dan Lewis
Vitel Software,
Worcester, MA
=============================
"If it works, don't fix it."
"If it doesn't work; find a way to make it work."
"As a last resort only, replace it with a new version which is half as
efficient, uses twice the resources, and makes all previous work obsolete."






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