[NTG-context] PDF custom properties

Alan Bowen bowenalan03 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 15:04:33 CET 2021


Many thanks, Pablo. That does indeed help. I now have the metadata that I
want. And, as I have discovered, I will need to get PDFPen Pro to access
more than just the Document info panel. Until then, I will rely on Acrobat
Reader to ensure that it is available.

Very best, Alan

On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 2:57 PM Pablo Rodriguez <oinos at gmx.es> wrote:

> On 3/23/21 10:12 PM, Alan Bowen wrote:
> > Hi, Pablo—
> >
> > My inquiry concerns the possibility of getting *custom* properties that
> > I could specify using \setupinteraction in a way that would output in
> > the PDF file (under Document Info or Document Properties) as:
> >
> > Editor (not Author)                   editors names
> >
> > Title                                         title of work
> > Subtitle (not Subject)                the subtitle of the work
> > Subject                                     the subject of the work
> > Keyword                                    keywords
> >
> > See https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Interaction PDF Header and Custom
> > Properties.
>
> Hi Alan,
>
> it seems that the key field cannot contain spaces. So it should read:
>
>   \pdfbackendsetinfo{key}{ Text }
>
> Otherwise, Acrobat Reader (both latest DC in Windows and version 9.5 in
> Linux) cannot open the document.
>
> And the information is displayed in the custom tab from document
> properties, not in the description tab.
>
> Here is an image of the dialog:
>
>
> https://community.adobe.com/legacyfs/online/1160244_PDF%20Document%20Properties%20Example.JPG
>
> Acrobat Reader version 9.5 doesn’t contain that tab and it cannot
> display the field.
>
> I hope it helps now,
>
> Pablo
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