geejee

feature request: export to pdf with metadata

Discussion created by geejee on Mar 9, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 1, 2010 by jmoulds-esristaff
Last minute request (when is RC1 due?) for extra functionality:

It would be usefull to include the mxd properties in the PDF metadata (XMP) when exporting to PDF. technically simple, as the arcpy module already makes this possible:

import arcpy
pdfDoc = arcpy.mapping.PDFDocumentOpen(r"C:\Temp\ParcelAtlasOverview.pdf")
pdfDoc.updateDocProperties(pdf_title="Atlas Overview",
                           pdf_author="ESRI",
                           pdf_subject="Map Book",
                           pdf_keywords="Atlas; Map Books",
pdfDoc.saveAndClose()
del pdfDoc


For my not so python/arcpy-minded users it would be nice to include this in the standard user interface

To be extended with:
- lastsavedate,
- lastsavedby,
- arcgis version/build,
- mxd name + path
and even:
- data sources of used layers
and finally (perhaps already ArcGIS 13 by then):
- metadata of datasources used

That would make a perfect archiving system, not depending on ArcGIS versions, not depending on the availability of datasources!

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