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Meta data tags for files in MS Windows 7

In Windows 7 (PC) I am learning how to use "ADD TAGS" file properties with the aim of improving the searching for files.

Am I right in thinking that it IS possible to Tag the properties of these files: DOC PPT XLS JPEG, but NOT possible to tag these file types: DOCX PPTX XLSX GIF PDF.

What is the reason behind these differences?

Tagging old file types is less than fully useful! Do some editions of Windows 7 tag more type types than others?

thanks
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
The ability to create tags for files depends upon the file type, and not on the version of Windows 7.  See this page for some discussion of the subject:

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/29744-cannot-tag-my-pdf-files.html
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
And, I should add, on my Windows 7 Ultimate I also cannot tag the Microsoft file types ending with an X, nor any GIF or PDF files...
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Kelvin4Author Commented:
Thank you Lee, for the speedy response: the link was helpful, and as ever, there is no magic bullet.
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