RE: Can you figure out what tools produced a PDF?

Subject: RE: Can you figure out what tools produced a PDF?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 07:57:19 -0800

Nancy Allison wrote:

> We are looking at some great sample documentation in PDF format, and
> I've been asked to figure out what tools produced the PDF.
>
> I think this is not possible, but I'm very willing to be wrong. Is
> there a way to identify whether Word, Frame or some other tool produced

Go to File > Properties. On the description tab, the Application field shows the source, e.g., "Acrobat PDFMaker 9.1 for Word" or "FrameMaker 7.2." For more detailed metadata, click Additional Metadata, on the left select Advanced, and expand the PDF Properties entry. Unless someone scrubbed it, you'll see the author, creation date, etc.

HTH!

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-903-6372
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