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Why do we need PDF metadata?

We are always working with PDF documents day by day and actually do not think about the things, which could be contained inside this mysterious file format. PDF – Portable Document Format is quite modern. It contain various type of information from text to graphical materials, but there is one hidden thing inside any PDF document – PDF metadata. What is metadata? This information type include the data of your file: title, subject, author, keywords and copyrights. Moreover, we can see the original document language. It could be placed only at searchable space of PDF file and be accessed only by special searching software.

As we know, all documents at your office should be stored in a right way and be organized enough for the future work. Tonns of various documents may become something scary for any owner because it is quite difficult to navigate them.  So, the key to struggle such difficulties is Portable Document Format metadata.

PDF metadata provides all specific information of concrete document and also covers the additional one. Also we may check the application, which was used to create our file. This information will help us to see the properties.

To check metadata we should open our document and go to file directory, then open file properties and go to description page. Here you will see all point of the data included into your document. The main problem is metadata organization and optimization. The major part of files are not optimized enough to contain enough metadata. They are always partly filled and some points is always missing. To start editing PDF metadata we may use various table PC software or online PDF services, but I prefer 2pdf.com because here I may find all required tools to edit not only meta, but everything I need. Also I really like the file encryption here because I what to keep my personal information secured enough.

Why do we use PDF metadata inside each documents? First of all, it will allow people to have a better access and keep our document identified. For example, we may put as many keywords as we want and then use the  inside search bar. It will help us to find any paragraph we want and start reading our document without hours of scrolling (of course if we speak about long files).  Also we could make our document much better for Google search engine by adding meta information. It could be optimized for searching with special filters. I also want to underline that, using metadata is a current world global standart for all documents, which could be shared between different companies because it will help to save a lot of time on file management and reading. So, it is also good for huge corporations. They are always looking for all possiblities to save enough times for more tasks because they want to be efficient and attractive for their customers. All people want to see the final result as quick as they can and Portable Document Metadata will help them to achieve their goals and reach a success. You may see that, these features make your document recognisable and you will not have any problems with identification in future. It will be useful if you work with huge companies because all of them a recieving too many files everyday. You will get the quickest response and attract them on your side by showing your serious attitude for the future cooperation.

In conclusion I want to underline that, PDF metadata have too many advantages and it should not be ignored by people, who face a lot of documents  everyday.

Sumon Pathak
Lawyer by day, Overclocker and reviewer by night, and a sniper in weekends.
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