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Get pdf properties from active file

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#include <extprop.au3>
$PATH = FileOpenDialog("Select a file to read attributes",@ScriptDir,"All (*.*)")
For $I=1 to 2
ConsoleWrite(@CRLF & $I & ": " & _GetExtProperty($PATH,180) )
Next

Above code used, to get pdf properties. We have to choose the file from the file explorer to read the properties. How do I do if i want to read the properties from active window. For an example, I have pdf file open (A.pdf), instead I choose the file, I read the pdf properties from active file. Please advice.

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https://www.google.com/webhp?ie=UTF-8#q=pdf+example-scripts+site:%2F%2Fhttp:%2F%2Fwww.autoitscript.com%2Fforum

Pretty sure you can find what you're looking for there.  I forgot that our search engine provides us with tiny urls or I would have shown you that way.

Search -> Advanced -> (search for) pdf -> Title only -> Example Script forum

That brought up the 7 or 8 pdf topics in example scripts that I'm sure have what you're looking for.


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Use my Debenu Quick PDF Library UDF (look in my signature)

try with GetInformation function
Here is documentation from "Debenu Quick PDF Library 11.13 Reference Guide.pdf"

 

GetInformation
This function is available in the Lite Edition of Debenu Quick PDF Library, see Appendix C.
Description
Get the properties of the selected document.
Syntax
Function DebenuPDFLibrary1113.PDFLibrary::GetInformation(
Key As Long) As String
Parameters
Key The property to get:
0 = PDF Version
1 = Author
2 = Title
3 = Subject
4 = Keywords
5 = Creator
6 = Producer
7 = Creation date
8 = Modification date

 

Remarks:
This function is available in the Lite Edition of Debenu Quick PDF Library, its mean you can use this function for free.


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There is no issue in getting information/properties from the PDF. By using extprop.au3 I managed to pull the information that I want. I just having issue in pointing the PDF. I only get the pdf title name by using below code.

WinActivate('[CLASS:AcrobatSDIWindow]')
Global $sText = WinGetTitle("")

How do I get the properties just based on the Wingettitte()?

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

What do you mean by "pointing the PDF" - do you mean pointing at the active PDF?  If so, if you have Acrobat (not reader) you can also do >this.  It shows the active PDF.  Otherwise, can you explain that?

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Yes, pointing to active PDF. By using WinGetTitle("") I only get the active PDF file name.

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Full and free example with Debenu PDFLibraryLite


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My contribution to others projects or UDF based on  others projects: * _sql.au3 UDF  * POP3.au3 UDF *  RTF Printer - UDF * XML.au3 - BETA * ADO.au3 UDF SMTP Mailer UDF *

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