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IAC - Setting the info fields on every PDF

May 15, 1998


This method sets the info on all the PDFs in the folder c:\acrobatdocstosetinfo

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Option Explicit ' Force variable declaration	

' Author : Planet PDF
' Date : 23 March 1998
' Description: SetInfoForAllAcrobatDocsInDir
' This vb method uses IAC to set the Document Info fields for all files in
' a directory.
' This method / function should be extended to suit the requirements
' of an organisation

Public Const PDF_WILDCARD = "*.pdf"
Public Const PDF_DIRECTORY = "c:\acrobatdocstosetinfo\"
Sub SetInfoForAllAcrobatDocsInDir()
Dim AcroExchAVDoc As Object, AcroExchPDDoc As Object, _
	        AcroExchApp As Object	
    Dim strFileName As String, strPath As String	
	Dim strTitle As String, strSubject As String, _
    strAuthor As String, strKeywords As String	
Set AcroExchApp = CreateObject("AcroExch.App")
Set AcroExchAVDoc = CreateObject("AcroExch.AVDoc")

' Get the fields from the user
	strTitle = InputBox("Enter the Title - click cancel to leave this 
field as is", _
            "RTSSetInfo - http://www.aroundtablesolution.com/", "Type your 
title here")
	strSubject = InputBox("Enter the Subject - click cancel to leave 
this field as is", _
            "RTSSetInfo - http://www.aroundtablesolution.com/", "Type your 
subject here")
	strAuthor = InputBox("Enter the Author - click cancel to leave 
this field as is", _
            "RTSSetInfo - http://www.aroundtablesolution.com/", "Type your 
author here")
	strKeywords = InputBox("Enter the Keywords - click cancel to leave 
this field as is", _
            "RTSSetInfo - http://www.aroundtablesolution.com/", "Type your 
keywords here")

' Show the Acrobat Exchange window

' Set the directory / folder to use
	    strPath = PDF_DIRECTORY

' Get the first pdf file in the directory
	    strFileName = Dir(strPath + PDF_WILDCARD, vbNormal)   

' Start the loop.
Do While strFileName <> ""
    ' Open the [strFileName] pdf file
        AcroExchAVDoc.Open strPath + strFileName, ""
    ' Get the PDDoc associated with the open AVDoc
 Set AcroExchPDDoc = AcroExchAVDoc.GetPDDoc
	' If the user has entered a title then set the title
    If strTitle <> "" Then AcroExchPDDoc.SetInfo "Title", strTitle
    If strSubject <> "" Then AcroExchPDDoc.SetInfo "Subject", strSubject
	    ' If the user has entered an author then set the author

    If strAuthor <> "" Then AcroExchPDDoc.SetInfo "Author", strAuthor
	    ' If the user has set keywords then set the keywords

    If strKeywords <> "" Then AcroExchPDDoc.SetInfo "Keywords", strKeywords
	' Save the modified file

AcroExchPDDoc.Save &H1, strPath + strFileName
    ' Close this file
        AcroExchAVDoc.Close True
    ' Get the name of the next file in the directory
	    	    strFileName = Dir

' Close Acrobat Exchange
End Sub	
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