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CJM
How easy is it to access the metadata from office files and PDF's?

That is, Author, Title, Keywords, Comments etc...

Context:
I want to be able to scan a directory and provide links with descriptions
(ie Comments field) for each file within.

I can use automation to open and read the office files, but I imagine this
would produce too big a load on the webserver...

Is there a simple and slick way of doing this?

Cheers

Chris
Jul 19 '05 #1
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You can get some of these things from here (not keywords, I'm afraid):

http://www.aspfaq.com/2296
"CJM" <cj*****@yahoo. co.uk> wrote in message
news:#j******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP09.phx.gbl...
How easy is it to access the metadata from office files and PDF's?

That is, Author, Title, Keywords, Comments etc...

Context:
I want to be able to scan a directory and provide links with descriptions
(ie Comments field) for each file within.

I can use automation to open and read the office files, but I imagine this
would produce too big a load on the webserver...

Is there a simple and slick way of doing this?

Cheers

Chris

Jul 19 '05 #2
"CJM" <cj*****@yahoo. co.uk> wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP09.phx.gbl. ..
How easy is it to access the metadata from office files and PDF's?

That is, Author, Title, Keywords, Comments etc...

Context:
I want to be able to scan a directory and provide links with descriptions
(ie Comments field) for each file within.

I can use automation to open and read the office files, but I imagine this
would produce too big a load on the webserver...

Is there a simple and slick way of doing this?


see http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=224351

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Jul 19 '05 #3
CJM
Thanks guys... both of those look good.

Not sure if wither will work on PDFs but I'm testing them out now...

Cheers

Chris
Jul 19 '05 #4
dsofile will not work with PDF.

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"CJM" <cj*****@yahoo. co.uk> wrote in message
news:Of******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP11.phx.gbl...
Thanks guys... both of those look good.

Not sure if wither will work on PDFs but I'm testing them out now...

Cheers

Chris

Jul 19 '05 #5
Hi Chris,

We can't deal with PDF files in the same way. PDF have different format
from DOC file. Based on my knowledge, there are some third party COM
library which supports to retrieve related information from PDF files. You
may search following site for more information:

http://www.planetpdf.com/

Luke
Microsoft Online Support

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