Seeking Offical Microsoft Definitions for MS Office Document Properties.

Hi, I'd like to know if anyone has an "official" set of definitions for the document properties within an MS Word (or any MS Office) document? -- I am not looking for the properties themselves. I have those. I need to know how Microsoft defines each property. -- For example, what does "Content created" mean? What does Microsoft mean by "content"?

I'd like official definitions for ALL of the properties specifically the properties with dates.

I'm sure MS listed them somewhere, but I can't find a good set of official definitions that aren't guesses or assumptions.

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btanExec ConsultantCommented:
I dont think there is such info explicitly explaining all those (hopefully there is some too) though I shared the two doc in your similar question. I find it is more of the ntfs information of those attributes and meta data info we are trying to grasp better...i am thinking this listing may be interesting as it listed the whole chunk.

And we probably have to find the one we are interested and drill or search again in wild again..

Attribute listing

Ntfs working
Mr_FulanoAuthor Commented:
Thank Btan, I appreciate your help and the research you've done. If no one else adds anything substantial I will award you the points for sure, but I don't want to abandon hopes just yet that someone will know of an "official" set of definitions that can be attributed to MS Office documents as they pertain to their document properties.

I'd like to leave the question open for a week or so to see if anyone has anything to add that can specifically answer my question.

I had a similar question a few years ago and about 3 weeks into the silence, someone came up with a research paper that specifically addressed my question at that lets give it some time and hope someone will find what I'm seeking.

Again, thanks for your help.
btanExec ConsultantCommented:
Sure I also interested to hear out more since this is not widely drilled into the bolt and nuts, will look out as well from the forensic end too... but I find the closer is to refer into the Structure in section 2 (or similar) taxonomy in MS Document context.

2 Structures
2.1 File Structure
2.2 Fundamental Concepts
2.3 Document Parts
2.4 Document Content
2.5 The File Information Block
2.6 Single Property Modifiers
2.7 Document Properties
2.8 PLCs
2.9 Basic Types
I did not drill further though it may reveal some "light" if you are interested to delve into this - but this may seems not too "friendly" for those non-techie

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Mr_FulanoAuthor Commented:
Hi Btan, very interesting document indeed. I searched the entire document for keywords and although it does not specifically address my question, it is a very interesting piece. I'll keep it handy for other projects.

Lets see if someone comes across the definition list we need. Maybe we will both benefit from it.  

btanExec ConsultantCommented:
Sure thanks for sharing insights
Mr_FulanoAuthor Commented:
Hi Btan, I don't think I'm going to find anything better, so I think you did a great job trying to help me. Thanks again!!!
btanExec ConsultantCommented:
no worries, thanks!
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