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Author Topic: NANY 2012 Release: PDFInfoGUI  (Read 13974 times)
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« on: December 13, 2011, 11:05:39 PM »

NANY 2012 Entry Information

Application Name PDFInfoGUI
Supported OSes Windows XP and later
Web Page Website
Download Link Download
Author Jody Holmes (Skwire Empire)

Description
Graphical user interface front-end for pdfinfo.exe from the Xpdf package at FooLabs.

Features
  • Drag/drop PDF files or folders.
  • Export list to CSV file option.
  • Unicode compatible.

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Usage
Installation
Download the zip file and extract its contents into a new folder.  Run PDFInfoGUI.exe to start the application.

Using the Application
Use the toolbar buttons to load files or a folder.  Alternately, you can drag-n-drop files or folders onto the interface.

Uninstallation
Delete the folder you unzipped it to.  The application doesn't write to the registry.
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 07:53:25 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 07:04:05 AM »

Wow! Three releases: bang, bang, bang! Someone's been busy  cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 03:14:20 PM »

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v1.0.3 - 2011-12-23
    + Added progress bar in the status bar when scanning/loading PDF files.
    + Column order and widths are now saved.
    + Ctrl+C will copy selected rows to the clipboard (fields are tab delimited).
    + Added several other hotkeys to the Edit menu.
    + Added an "Info box" that will display an entire row's data.  Copy to
      clipboard buttons for each data field, too.  Access it via the F1 hotkey or
      the Edit menu.  (Thanks, Wayne)
    - Columns no longer auto-justify.
    ! Numerical columns now sort numerically.  (Thanks, Wayne)
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2011, 05:49:51 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2011, 12:19:14 AM »

Add files does not work / recognize .pdf files.
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2011, 12:39:44 AM »

Add files does not work / recognize .pdf files.

Doh, thanks for the report.

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v1.0.4 - 2011-12-24
    ! Add files dialog filter didn't work.  (Thanks, PhilB66)
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2011, 01:26:07 PM »

Really like the new added features.   Thmbsup
Bet you never thought in a million years this question would be coming...  cheesy
How difficult would it be to add the ability of editing a couple of the fields in the "info  box"?  Title, Subject and Keywords.

Thanks
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2011, 02:42:24 PM »

How difficult would it be to add the ability of editing a couple of the fields in the "info  box"?  Title, Subject and Keywords.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything in the Xpdf package that would allow me to edit fields.
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2011, 05:43:29 PM »

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v1.0.5 - 2011-12-24
    * Changed the date handling for "Creation Date" and "Modification Date" so
      they can be sorted more consistently.  (Thanks, Wayne)
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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2011, 09:42:37 PM »

How difficult would it be to add the ability of editing a couple of the fields in the "info  box"?  Title, Subject and Keywords.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything in the Xpdf package that would allow me to edit fields.

No problem.  It would just have saved a few extra clicks.
I can launch a selected PDF to bring it up in PDF-Xchange, click properties, make my change(s) and re-save.  Only thing is the change(s) do not show up in PDFInfoGUI until I close it, re-start and re-load the folder. Or selecting all, deleting and re-entering the folder again.  I understand why this is, though probably not in the correct  technical terms.

Would there be a way to refresh the list with the same folder to pick up the changes without closing and restarting PDFInfoGUI?  Or deleting all and re-entering the folder again?  Just trying to save some steps.
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« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2011, 09:51:35 AM »

Give this a shot:

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v1.0.6 - 2011-12-25
    + Added Refresh functionality.  (Thanks, bob99)
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« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2011, 10:23:25 AM »

Give this a shot:

It works like a charm skwire  Cool Thmbsup
Thank you very much.
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« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2011, 04:39:39 PM »

It works like a charm skwire  Cool Thmbsup
Thank you very much.
Some more DonationCredits coming your way.

Ah, great to hear.  Thanks very much for the donation as well.  =]
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2011, 06:04:43 PM »

I will very often save articles off the Internet, as "print to pdf" files. I will not take the time to edit properties, but merely give them descriptive filenames. This means that PDFInfoGUI is showing some 200 files in my ebook-folder to have no titles,,  so it becomes tedious for me to scroll horizontal to read which file is which. Is it possible to add the option to change order of columns?

As said, I have a ebook-folder. Any chance of a "fav folder"-button?
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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2011, 06:25:40 PM »

Is it possible to add the option to change order of columns?

You already can.  Simply drag-n-drop the columns in whichever order you wish.  Their order and widths will automatically be saved when you exit the program.

As said, I have a ebook-folder. Any chance of a "fav folder"-button?

Let me see what I can come up with.  Thanks for the feedback.
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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2012, 09:50:29 PM »

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v1.0.7 - 2012-12-17
    + Added "Clear list" toolbar button.
    + Added "Always on top" toolbar button.
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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2013, 03:00:35 PM »

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v1.0.8 - 2013-02-02
    + Added "Import PDF file list" functionality to the menu and toolbar.  This
      feature allows you to import a text file listing of PDF file paths (one
      per line).  (Thanks, Eric)
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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2013, 11:22:18 PM »

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v1.0.9 - 2013-11-08
    ! Always on Top toolbar button affected the wrong button.
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2014, 07:50:54 AM »

I just joined the forum , and found this PDFINFO utility very awesome. I have some queries.

1) I would like to found any PDF file in a particular folder with Empty data but showing Page 1 , is it possible. I want to delete such files for my process .

2) Any Command line utility available also for populating PDFINFO which will extract data [such as filename and page number] to CSV format, i am not sure please guide as i am just using the GUI part.

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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2014, 08:14:14 AM »

I just joined the forum , and found this PDFINFO utility very awesome. I have some queries.

Hi, Kevan, and welcome to the DonationCoder forums.   cheesy

1) I would like to found any PDF file in a particular folder with Empty data but showing Page 1 , is it possible. I want to delete such files for my process .

I'm not quite sure what you mean here.  Could you describe the use case in more detail, please?

2) Any Command line utility available also for populating PDFINFO which will extract data [such as filename and page number] to CSV format, i am not sure please guide as i am just using the GUI part.

PDFInfoGUI does have an export to CSV function but I think you want that functionality without having to use the GUI, correct?
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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2014, 08:42:23 AM »

Thanks Skwire !!

1) I have some PDF in folder which are generated through Database and using some templates.
What i have to manually is find those PDF which have template inside but no data pages

Is any way i can do this automated or through PDF info

2) Correct can i use a command line for the same GUI and get the information in CSV file i Just need the Page Title and Pages number ?
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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2014, 09:03:35 PM »

1) I have some PDF in folder which are generated through Database and using some templates.
What i have to manually is find those PDF which have template inside but no data pages
Is any way i can do this automated or through PDF info

Can you send me a couple of those PDFs for testing?

2) Correct can i use a command line for the same GUI and get the information in CSV file i Just need the Page Title and Pages number ?

No, PDFInfoGUI does not have that sort of functionality.
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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2014, 08:31:41 AM »

Hi Skwire

PFA attach pdf for test
please discard after test. Thmbsup

Let me know if i can be lucky with your GUI to remove those which are Empty but shows page 1.

Thanks awaiting. Wink

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« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2014, 04:14:11 AM »

Skwire, any luck smiley
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