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Get Title from PDF with ASP/VB Script

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Hi Experts,

I need to get the title from a pdf (not the filename!) with ASP or VB Script... Does anyone knows a solution for that problem?

Greets & Thanks,
Andy
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PDF is a proprietary document format and it has it's own document object model so I think it's safe to assume that you'll have to use a 3rd-party component to do this. There's no way to do this directly with script.

I've used ActivePDF Toolkit many times and it lets you access the title of document thru the .title property (along with lots of other info about the document):

<%

set pdfToolkit= Server.CreateObject("APToolkit.Object")

if pdfToolkit.GetPDFInfo("<full path to pdf document>") = 0 then
   Response.Write "Author : " & pdfToolkit.Author & "<br>"
   Response.Write "Subject : " & pdfToolkit.Subject & "<br>"
   Response.Write "Keywords : " & pdfToolkit.Keywords & "<br>"
   Response.Write "Creator : " & pdfToolkit.Creator & "<br>"
   Response.Write "Producer : " & pdfToolkit.Producer & "<br>"
   Response.Write "CreateDate : " & pdfToolkit.CreateDate & "<br>"
   Response.Write "ModDate : " & pdfToolkit.ModDate & "<br>"
   Response.Write "CustomDocInfo : " & pdfToolkit.CustomDocInfo & "<br>"
   pdfToolkit.CloseInputFile
else
  ' Couldn't find PDF file
end if

set pdfToolkit= nothing
%>
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by:Snody
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Is there no free software which can do this? ActivePDF Toolkit looks great, but it's damn expensive...

Thanks anyway,
Andy
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by:deighc
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> ActivePDF Toolkit looks great, but it's damn expensive

True. But at the risk of sounding like I work for them there stuff is very good. Very fast, well documented and easy to use.

There are many other PDF components that you can use in an ASP page. Some are cheaper than others but I doubt you'll find a free one because any software that modifies or generates PDF's has to pay a royalty to Adobe.

Try this search on Google:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=ASP+pdf+component
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