RE: TOOLS: Extract PDF MetaData Freeware

Subject: RE: TOOLS: Extract PDF MetaData Freeware
From: "Pinkham, Jim" <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
To: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, "TechWhirl List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 14:09:39 -0500

Thanks for the link, sir!

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Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 2:03 PM
To: TechWhirl List
Subject: Re: TOOLS: Extract PDF MetaData Freeware

The script would probably be very simple. The challenge would be
mastering the XMP toolkit or some comparable third-party alternative:

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/xmp/

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Pinkham, Jim <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
wrote:
> That's definitely a big step in the right direction. I'm using Acrobat

> 9 Pro Extended. It lets me save as an .xmp file, which I can then open

> in
> Notepad++. Appreciate your help on this, Robert!
>
> You mentioned a scripting solution. One application of this ability to

> extract the date data that I'd like to explore is this: How difficult
> would it be to take a directory full of PDFs, extract the creation
> dates, and append them to the front of each corresponding filename?
> I've not done any scripting in PDF files, but I'm willing to explore
> the possibility -- depending on time, cost, and learning curve.
>
> Jim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+jim -dot- pinkham=voith -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+jim -dot- pinkham=voith -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
> Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 1:35 PM
> To: TechWhirl List
> Subject: Re: TOOLS: Extract PDF MetaData Freeware
>
> In Adobe Standard 9, File > Document Properties > Additional Metadata
>> Advanced > Save.
>
> Or:
> http://www.gnostice.com/nl_article.asp?id=150&t=How_To_Extract_XMP_Met
> ad
> ata_of_a_PDF_Document
>
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 11:20 AM, Pinkham, Jim <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
> wrote:
>> Sorry, Robert. No, it's still copy or extract. I don't need to
>> **edit** the date.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Jim
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: techwr-l-bounces+jim -dot- pinkham=voith -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+jim -dot- pinkham=voith -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On

>> Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 12:47 PM
>> To: TechWhirl List
>> Subject: Re: TOOLS: Extract PDF MetaData Freeware
>>
>> You said copy and/or extract. You want to edit the creation date?
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 9:57 AM, Pinkham, Jim <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
>> wrote:
>>> Reader and Pro only let me edit the title, author, keyword, and
>>> subject properties -- not the dates.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: techwr-l-bounces+jim -dot- pinkham=voith -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>>> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+jim -dot- pinkham=voith -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com]
>>> On
>
>>> Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
>>> Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 10:49 AM
>>> To: TechWhirl List
>>> Subject: Re: TOOLS: Extract PDF MetaData Freeware
>>>
>>> Acrobat Reader. Or are you looking for something scriptable for an
>>> automated process?
>>>
>>> On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 1:09 PM, Pinkham, Jim
>>> <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Can anyone point me toward a free utility that would enable copying

>>>> and/or extracting meta-data -- the creation date, in particular --
>>>> from PDF documents?
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