Re: PDF file names

Subject: Re: PDF file names
From: "Caroline Tabach" <caroline -dot- tabach -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 21:56:23 +0300

thanks for your suggestions.
We do use the Metadata from FrameMaker to display the Document name
rather than the PDF title in the PDFs, It sounds a good idea to add
the version number there too.
The person building the CD and program build is using an automated
process where he replaces a set of existing PDF files with a new set
with the same names, which is automated I think, which is why changing
names causes problems
Maybe your suggestion could work for him, since before we started
making the CDs the PDF file names did change for each version

On 9/6/07, Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au> wrote:
> Hi Caroline -
> I usually do have the product version number in the PDF file name.
> Note that you can put a lot of version information in the metadata. If
> you open one of your PDFs in Adobe Reader and select File > Properties
> (or press Ctrl-d), you'll see the Document Properties dialog. On the
> Description tab there are fields for Title, Author, Subject and
> Keywords. A couple of these fields may already have default values.
> FrameMaker and AuthorIT (and probably other publishing tools) let you
> set a lot of this information in the source document. >
> Finally, if the person who creates the CD finds it a lot of work, it
> sound like they're manually copying and renaming files.
> As long as you are disciplined at naming all the PDFs in a standard,
> predictable way (e.g. <manualname>_<version>.pdf) this should work well
> and will save a lot of time. The build script could be set up so that
> you pass it the version number when invoking it:
> buildCD -v2.20
> ... and it plugs the version number into the file name when copying each
> PDF.
> Let me know if any of this is not clear.
> Regards
> Stuart

Caroline Tabach
Technical Writer
e-mail: caroline -dot- tabach -at- gmail -dot- com

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