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.
- 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.
- Interface goes wonky when I go full screen on a 1600 x 900 monitor.
- 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
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-too ... itor.shtml
http://www.4dots-software.com/free-pdf- ... /index.php