#2 Metadata Viewing/Cleansing


Would like the capability to remove
unwanted "metadata" inserted by MS Word. The refers
especially to the document summary property sets
(Author, Company, etc.) and any change tracking data.
There may be other data in there as well that
*shouldn't* be there. It would be nice to take a doc
saved in MS Word and execute a simple command to
remove the metadata before sending it out. Optionally,
the capability to easily view the same data would be
handy for nosing around files from less suspecting


  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I don't care so much about the cleansing, but I think
    viewing the metadata would be great.

  • Richard Caelius

    Richard Caelius - 2002-03-13

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    I think the metadata viewing would be a very interesting
    feature. One possible option I would be interested in is
    synchronising a custom property (e.g. Revision) with a unix
    based revisioning system rcs / cvs , so that the word
    document revision corresponds to the -rX.X in CVS / RCS.

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I'm especially interested in the latter request.
    Specifically, the ability to extract all metadata (created
    date, last edit date, last print date). Care to attach a
    price tag to the development of such a feature? I'll pay a
    reasonable price for a fast turnaround. mike@strangehouse.com

  • Dom Lachowicz

    Dom Lachowicz - 2006-03-11
    • status: open --> closed
  • Dom Lachowicz

    Dom Lachowicz - 2006-03-11

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    wvSummary has been able to extract summary info for a few
    years now. As for cleansing, I think that you should just
    use libgsf directly and programmatically.


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