4dots PDF Metadata Editor - batch set title, author, subject

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4dots PDF Metadata Editor - batch set title, author, subject

#1 Post by webfork » Fri May 30, 2014 3:21 pm

This is a program for a very narrow use, so I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't get added to the database, but it is portable and free so maybe someone will find and use it.

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Background

Had a very specific need for a batch metadata editor so I went digging. I found a lot of metadata tools for images, but not much on the PDF side. Adobe's converter just pulls whatever title is in Microsoft Word's metadata so many of the docs showed up as the very wrong title in some viewers. I figured this out late into a process after building over 100 PDF files with incorrect or confusing titles.

Key features
  • The program has just what I needed for settings to save the modified PDF including to original directory, overwrite, overwrite + backup, etc. Supports drag and drop and also functions as a PDF metadata viewer. Claims support for password-protected files but I didn't test this.
  • Also works on Adobe's Portfolio (embedded) format.
  • Supports 38 languages, although I'm not clear whether or not they have to be downloaded. I say this because there's a file "4dotsLanguageDownloader.exe" that comes with it.

Bugs
  • Interface goes wonky when I go full screen on a 1600 x 900 monitor.

Wishlist
  • More Metadata editor features (not just PDF)
  • Truly portable version (saving settings locally)

License: Claims to be Affero GPL but I couldn't find the source code on the website.

Steps: Open in 7-zip and copy files from the main folder and $PLUGINSDIR to the same folder. Launch "PDFMetadataEditor.exe"

Portable: Yes; saves no program settings. You have to set the language every time you start.

Stealth: No; saves a bunch of window settings junk to User\AppData\Local

Websites:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-too ... itor.shtml

http://www.4dots-software.com/free-pdf- ... /index.php

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#2 Post by webfork » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:18 pm

Soooo glad to have this program. Saved me a lot of work today.

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Re: 4dots PDF Metadata Editor - batch set title, author, sub

#3 Post by webfork » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:00 pm

Old thread update:

Just found out that PDF Shaper has functionality to do much of what this program does.

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Re: 4dots PDF Metadata Editor - batch set title, author, subject

#4 Post by webfork » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:49 pm

The program is up to version 3.1 but Softpedia is now listing it as adware. No changelog.
https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-to ... itor.shtml

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