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Hi! My name is Liviu Ionescu (ilg, ilegeul or eunete for colleagues and friends) and I’m a senior IT engineer. Or should I say a real programmer?

3 Responses to Using iTunes to manage PDF books

  1. ary says:

    The PDF metafile can be changed via Advanced PDF Tools, but itunes only catch the file name / title metafile.
    The category, Author, and publisher from PDF is not readed. If we changed via itunes, itunes is only changing it on library. Itunes will not changed / write the metadata to PDF.

    So if we removed the books pdf from file, and attach again, we must entered one by one metadata. It’s sucks.

  2. I agree that iTunes support for PDFs can be improved (for example to use more PDF metadata fields), but I doubt it’ll write back the library metadata to the file.

    First, as far as I know, PDF metadata is not extensible, so it would not be possible to store all iTunes metadata.

    Second, this is the principle of library catalogs, to use a centralised place where to store additional info regarding the catalogued items. Ideally this additional info would also be stored in the file, but this feature is not available even for audio files (for example ratings, play count, last played, etc).

    BTW, do you know of any other cataloging software that will write back PDF metadata?


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