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Luigi

I found many scripts to read/retrieve some pdf's information, but... none script work for me...

And after 5 years or more, I want know how retrieve for example, author's pdf or real creation date, not the date's creation file... When you download the file, this info is the date of download, not creation date...

How do get this today (2.014) with Windows 7 and Adobe Acrobat Reader 11?

Another post talking is need Adobe Acrobat Viewer, I try search this tool, but without sucess.

Some one can help-me?

Best regards,

Detefon

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water

Maybe >this thread helps?

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My UDFs and Tutorials:

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Luigi

@water, yes your reply help me! ^^

I found your API doc, very usefull.

But I solve my problem with XPDF, more fast.

Another question...

I found many codes like this:

$AcroPDDoc = ObjCreate("AcroExch.PDDoc")
    If @error Then Return -1
    $bPDF = $AcroPDDoc.Open($target)
    If @error Then Return -2

This interation with "AcroExch.PDDoc" need Adobe Distiller or a Adobe SDK or (other, only to know)?

Not a comum Adobe Acrobat Reader XI works?


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water

I'm not sure if Adobe Reader XI offers an API so you can automate it.

Some research is needed.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2018-10-19 - Version 1.4.10.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (2018-09-01 - Version 1.3.4.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
 
Tutorials:

ADO - Wiki

 

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http://wwwimages.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/acrobat/pdfs/reader_overview.pdf

 

PDF browser controls are available through the AxAcroPDFLib.AxAcroPDF interface, which provides the following methods used to programmatically control the PDF document window:
●GoBackwardStack
●GoForwardStack
●GotoFirstPage
●GotoLastPage
●GotoNextPage
●GotoPreviousPage
●LoadFile
●Print
●PrintAll
●PrintAllFit
●PrintPages
●PrintPagesFit
●PrintWithDialog
●SetCurrentHighlight
●SetCurrentPage
●SetLayoutMode
●SetNamedDest
●SetPageMode
●SetShowScrollbars
●SetShowToolbar
●SetView
●SetViewRect
●SetViewScroll
●SetZoom
●SetZoomScroll

 

 

But there is other way.

Debenu API

You can use Lite (Free) version.

http://www.debenu.com/docs/pdf_library_reference/FunctionGroups.php

Download Lite Version

Read "Debenu Quick PDF Library 10.14 Reference Guide.pdf"

Appendix C: Functions available in the Lite Edition
AddImageFromFile
AddLinkToWeb
AddStandardFont
DocumentCount
DrawQRCode
DrawImage
DrawText
DrawTextBox
FindImages
GetInformation
GetPageBox
HasFontResources

ImageCount
ImageHeight
ImageWidth
LastErrorCode
Linearized
LoadFromFile
MergeDocument
NewDocument
NewPage
NormalizePage
PageCount
PageHeight

PageRotation
PageWidth
RemoveDocument
RotatePage
SaveToFile
SecurityInfo
SelectDocument
SelectedDocument
SelectFont
SelectImage
SelectPage
SetBaseURL
SetInformation
SetMeasurementUnits
SetOrigin
SetPageBox
SetPageDimensions
SetPageLayout
SetPageMode
SetPageSize
SetTextAlign
SetTextColor
SetTextSize
SetTextUnderline

 

 

and you can try my UDF:

Debenu Quick PDF Library - UDF


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jguinch

Here is my _XFDF_Info function. Works with pdfinfo.exe from XPDF

; #FUNCTION# ====================================================================================================================
; Name...........: _XFDF_Info
; Description....: Retrives informations from a PDF file
; Syntax.........: _XFDF_Info ( "File" [, "Info"] )
; Parameters.....: File    - PDF File.
;                  Info    - The information to retrieve
; Return values..: Success - If the Info parameter is not empty, returns the desired information for the specified Info parameter
;                          - If the Info parameter is empty, returns an array with all available informations
;                  Failure - 0, and sets @error to :
;                   1 - PDF File not found
;                   2 - Unable to find the external programm
; Remarks........: The array returned is two-dimensional and is made up as follows:
;                   $array[1][0] = Label of the first information (title, author, pages...)
;                   $array[1][1] = value of the first information
;                   ...
; ===============================================================================================================================
Func _XFDF_Info($sPDFFile, $sInfo = "")
    Local $sXPDFInfo = @ScriptDir & "\pdfinfo.exe"

    If NOT FileExists($sPDFFile) Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    If NOT FileExists($sXPDFInfo) Then Return SetError(2, 0, 0)
   
    Local $iPid = Run(@ComSpec & ' /c "' &  $sXPDFInfo & ' "' & $sPDFFile & '"', @ScriptDir, @SW_HIDE, 2)

    Local $sResult
    While 1
        $sResult &= StdoutRead($iPid)
        If @error Then ExitLoop
    WEnd
   
    Local $aInfos = StringRegExp($sResult, "(?m)^(.*?): +(.*)$", 3)
    If Mod( UBound($aInfos, 1), 2) = 1 Then Return SetError(3, 0, 0)
   
    Local $aResult [ UBound($aInfos, 1) / 2][2]
   
    For $i = 0 To UBound($aInfos) - 1 Step 2
        If $sInfo <> "" AND $aInfos[$i] = $sInfo Then Return $aInfos[$i + 1]
        $aResult[$i / 2][0] = $aInfos[$i]
        $aResult[$i / 2][1] = $aInfos[$i + 1]
    Next
   
    If $sInfo <> "" Then Return ""

    Return $aResult
EndFunc ; ---> _XFDF_Info

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