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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.
Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
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