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zoswizard

Registered: 03/24/13
Posts: 3
 #1 
I've just recently started embedding metadata in my PDF generated documents and didn't see anyway to use it in my search activities.

Is this something you can add to HoudaSpot, or is it not possible due to limitations of Mac OS?
houdah

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Registered: 11/15/07
Posts: 2,475
 #2 
Hi!

HoudahSpot can search any metadata known to Spotlight.

What metadata are you adding to your PDFs?
How do you go about to add the metadata?

Best,
Pierre Bernard
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zoswizard

Registered: 03/24/13
Posts: 3
 #3 
I'm adding the metadata when I typeset the document using LaTeX

\pdfinfo{
/Author (Mark Jacobs)
/Title (DC2013-Proj08---zOS 1.13 Upgrade Project---Meeting Agenda)
/Subject (zOS 1.13 Upgrade Project---Meeting Agenda)
/Keywords (PDF;LaTeX;Time Customer Service;zOS 1.13;Meeting Agenda) 
/CreationDate (D:\pdfdate)
     }

This is what's in the PDF file

Spotlight Metadata:35 attributes

Content Tree:com.adobe.pdf, public.data, public.item, public.composite-content, public.content

Content Type:com.adobe.pdf

Physical size:81920

Kind:Portable Document Format (PDF)

Display name:Agenda_March_25_2013.pdf

Content modified:2013-03-24 15:02:33 +0000

Content created:2013-03-24 14:42:53 +0000

Date added:2013-03-24 14:42:58 +0000

Logical size:81447

Version:1.5

Content Creator:TeX

Page width:612

Title:DC2013-Proj08---zOS 1.13 Upgrade Project---Meeting Agenda

Pages:2

Page height:792

Security:None

Encoding software:pdfTeX-1.40.13

Authors:Mark Jacobs

Description:zOS 1.13 Upgrade Project---Meeting Agenda

Keywords:PDF;LaTeX;Time Customer Service;zOS 1.13;Meeting Agenda

Filename:Agenda_March_25_2013.pdf

File size:81447

Created:2013-03-24 14:42:53 +0000

Modified:2013-03-24 15:02:33 +0000

houdah

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Registered: 11/15/07
Posts: 2,475
 #4 
Hi!

In HoudahSpot, when you click a criterion attribute drop-down, you will find an "Other…" menu item at the very bottom of the list.
Select that to get a list of all Spotlight attributes available on your system.

You may also want to search for one of your files by name.
Then use the Inspector window in HoudahSpot to see all metadata Spotlight has for that file.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

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zoswizard

Registered: 03/24/13
Posts: 3
 #5 
Got it, thanks. The magic field was Keywords.
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