Re: [xep-support] Second attempt: PDF file property "Created" not being set

From: Nikolai Grigoriev (
Date: Thu Apr 03 2003 - 12:02:11 PST

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    Hi Jim,

    > (This is a second attempt to get a response to my question, first sent out
    > on 19 March. Replies appreciated!)

    (We missed that. I am sorry.)

    > However, the Created field seems to always be garbage, while the Modified
    > date seems to contain the date that the PDF was created.

    I could not reproduce the effect. In the code, we set only the /Created
    field; and Acrobat (both 4 and 5) has no problems to decipher it.
    If I remember correctly, you run some extra PDF optimizer after
    XEP - could it be that the optimizer sets /Modified to its own date,
    and mangles /Created?

    One possible reason may be that we use Unicode to encode all strings,
    including dates. (This is not strictly necessary, but didn't cause
    any problems so far). Could you please turn off Unicode support
    in annotations, e.g. by adding <?xep-pdf-unicode-annotations false?>
    before <fo:root>, and retry your tests? If it solves the problem, it will
    mean that we have to write dates in PDFEncoding in all cases - an easy fix
    to be done in the next maintenance release. But if the problem
    persists, I would like to have a look at a sample PDF file.

    Best regards,
    Nikolai Grigoriev

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