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How to Edit PDF Metadata on Mac

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The term metadata refers to a set of information describing the contents of a digital file. A PDF file’s metadata conveys information such as author’s name, date of creation, etc. These data are grouped into three distinct categories: structural, administrative and distinctive. This article will show how to edit metadata PDF.

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You may need to edit PDF metadata on Mac before sending documents to a court, litigants, lawyers, the IRS, or any agency. In these instances, metadata can jeopardize your chances of coming out on top of the situation if it gets into wrong hands. You may also want to edit a PDF file’s metadata due to security and privacy concerns. PDFelement for Mac is an all-round PDF file management tool that allows you to modify metadata of a PDF file on Mac.

Besides metadata, you can also edit texts, images, and animation on a PDF file using PDFelement for Mac. You can also annotate the PDF file, or add sticky notes, personal drawings, shapes, signatures and stamps in order to give the PDF file a personal touch.

You can also convert a vast array of file formats to PDF format and vice versa. There are also password protection and text redaction security functions available. What’s more, you can also perform all these functions on multiple files in one go using the app’s batch processor.

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How to Edit PDF Metadata on Mac in Details

Step 1: First, you need to assess the metadata contained in the PDF file. To view PDF metadata on Mac, run PDFelement for Mac on your Mac, drag and drop the select PDF file on the open app window, and then select “File” > “Properties” on the top menu. A Document Properties will then pop up to reveal the file’s metadata.

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Step 2: You can view PDF metadata Mac and then modify most of the metadata you’ll find on the Document Properties window. Some of these the title, subject, keyword, author name, etc. You’ll find options to edit these information on the properties box.

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Step 3. If you want to completely remove PDF metadata Mac instead of modifying it, click on the field containing the data you want to remove, and then press “Backspace” or “Delete” on your keyboard to remove the information.

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Published: Sep 13,2016 18:20 pm / Updated: Nov 15,2016 17:54 pm
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