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BTW, Papers does automatically extract metadata fr...

2007-05-25T11:39:00.000+01:00

BTW, Papers does automatically extract metadata from PDFs, when it exists.



"why can't I just drag a PDF onto a program like P...

2007-05-23T15:19:00.000+01:00

"why can't I just drag a PDF onto a program like Papers, and all the bibliographic metadata is automatically extracted?"

Because there's no incentive for publishers to add this metadata - it's not like you can choose to buy the PDF somewhere else with better metadata.

I wrote a script a while ago that went some way towards automating identification of the paper and adding XMP metadata, but never took it any further.



Papers is very nice, but only serves to make the o...

2007-05-23T07:55:00.000+01:00

Papers is very nice, but only serves to make the original point even more painful -- iTunes "knows" what CD I've inserted, or what song is in the AAC file I've added, whereas Paper can't tell which paper a PDF contains. Howison and Goodrum's original point is why can't I just drag a PDF onto a program like Papers, and all the bibliographic metadata is automatically extracted?



If I am not wrong the mekentosj duo have put toget...

2007-05-22T20:35:00.000+01:00

If I am not wrong the mekentosj duo have put together an application that aggregates pdf files and makes them searchable by an iTunes like interface. The application is available for Mac only and is called Papers ..check out http://mekentosj.com/
I dont know how they extract and handle the metadata from pdf files though