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We are living in the world of technology where most of the documents have gone paperless. Most of the bank statements, promotional codes, updates and news come in PDF via your Email. One of the advantage of using PDF document is that you can have each and every information about who created the document, when did they created the document? Which software was used to create this document? What type of restrictions does the document have and what is the resolution of the document? All this information is called the metadata of a PDF file which literally means the data of the data. So, if you want to know such information about the PDF file, you will have to look up the metadata of the PDF file. Now I will tell you how to use PDF metadata viewer to check the info you want.

Part 1Best PDF Metadata Reader

Wondershare PDFelement (PDFelement for Mac) is all in one PDF creator, reader, editor, converter, annotator and even the form filler available on both Windows and Mac OS X. You can easily read the PDF file, highlight the text, add comments or notes at different points and can save the PDF file to see the same format again. PDFelement lets you easily add, remove or edit any type of text in the PDF file, add new images to the PDF file, remove the existing images or can extract all the images at once. With the OCR feature, even scanned PDF can be edited without any hassle. Moreover, you can also change the formatting of the text such as font, size, direction and style. Converting a PDF file to Word document, PowerPoint presentation, Excel sheet, HTML Webpage and vice versa have never been so easy.

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Apart from all these great features, viewing metadata has never been so easy. The metadata information of the PDF file will include the Author name, date of creation, modification date, title, subjects, authors and the application that was used to create this PDF file. It will also mention that PDF size, number of pages, page size and even the tags associated with PDF file. If you will head over the security section, password permission and encryption level of the PDF file and the document restrictions summary.

Part 2How to Read Metadata in PDF Document

Here's the step by step guide on how you can view the PDF metadata using Wondershare PDFelement on Windows and Mac. Download the latest version of Wondershare PDFelement on your computer, after downloading, you don't have to go through a complicated wizard, just double click and it will be installed on your computer.

Step 1. Open PDF File

For Windows: Launch the recently installed PDFelement and click on the "Open File" button. Select the PDF file that you want and import it into the program.

For Mac: After downloading, open the file and move it to the Applications folder on your Mac. Once you have moved the file, it will be installed on your Mac. Go to Launchpad and run PDFelement on your Mac. Click on the "Open File" button. Select the PDF file and click on the "Open" button.

Step 2. View Metadata

For Windows: Once the PDF file is opened, click on the "File" tab in the top bar and then select "Properties" from the submenu. Here you will find the metadata of the PDF file such as the Author name, Subject, Keywords, created and modified date and advanced options.

For Mac: Now, click on the "File" option on the top bar and select "Properties". You can also use the [Command + D] to open the properties. The properties of the document will be shown on a new pop-up window. Here you can write down the Title, Author, Subject and Keywords of the document.

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