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

Subject: Re: Re: Can you figure out what tools produced a PDF?
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 09:20:25 -0800

The issue is that not every PDF converter is going to tell you what the
authoring tool was. Some may ID the PDF as originating in FM, while others
will just tell you want the PDF converter was, i.e., "XXX PDF Convertor."

If you don't get what you need from the PDF properties, there's nothing
else in the PDF that will give it to you.

Gene Kim-Eng

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 8:43 AM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:

> Thank you for the clarifying question, Margaret. I believe most of the
> respondents understood my intended meaning, but in case it was not clear, I
> do indeed mean "What tool produced the original document?"
> I do think the two tools would be closely related, don't you? If you
> produce a document in FrameMaker, how would you convert it into a PDF
> except from within FrameMaker? Can a tool other than FrameMaker convert a
> FrameMaker book file or .fm file and convert it to PDF?
> If so, I am all ears. Please explain.

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