Someone told me that I can reverse engineering a pdf file, extracting and analyzing the underlying XML files, and figure out the creator's name for this pdf.
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However, I googled such approach for a while, and cannot figure out a feasible solution. Could anyone shed some light on this point..?
Thank you in advance! There are following places where document metadata is stored:.
Here's an example of retrieving this information using the low-level PDF parsing tool by Didier Stevens :. So here we have the tile and the author.
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But there is more. If we check the Root object number 1 :.
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Asked 2 years, 11 months ago. Active 2 years, 10 months ago. Viewed times. IgorSkochinsky, thank you for your reply. There is no underlying XML file per se. You can, however, get at the metadata of the document.
Programmatically, you would look out for a tool which can extract the metadata … I think even ExifTool is capable to get metadata out. However, you will get the author only if there is actually an entry in that according field.
MaxWyss I see. Thank you, I tried to open with Acrobat and check the metadata info; however, there is no authorship entry. I guess such information is not embedded in the pdf I am testing. Thank you! Here's an example of retrieving this information using the low-level PDF parsing tool by Didier Stevens : First, display the "trailer" something like table of contents of the PDF : pdf-parser.
Thank you Igor, this is exactly what I am looking for. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.
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