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hi,
this is manjunath doing project at wipro tech b'lore
can u tell me solution how to access the .doc or .ppt or
.txt files summry properties.
ie how can i access the ex:author,Title etc for the perticular file
if u know please send the solution to my mail account
mmanjus@myself.com
NOTE:Using ASP Script

manjunath
Friday, May 07, 2004

Don't blame me. You've been warned!

Oh! Perhaps a start could be here

http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=185405&highlight=MS+Word+Author+Summary

KayJay
Friday, May 07, 2004

They're called OLE Document Summary Properties.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q224/3/51.asp

Also allows you to add the arbitrary properties to *any* file on NTFS. Index server will index them too.

Makes you wonder if the Longhorn folks realise this...

Duncan Smart
Friday, May 07, 2004

<quote author="Duncan Smart">
...Also allows you to add the arbitrary properties to *any* file on NTFS...
</quote>

Would not that be ADS - Alternate Data Streams? If so, there is no need for an add-on to do that. An appended colon to file name with the normal file I/O commands is sufficient.

Or am I mistaken?

KayJay
Friday, May 07, 2004

It's probably stored in an alternate stream, but you'd need to make sure the format of the data is according OLE Structured Storage.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/stg/stg/structured_storage_start_page.asp

Duncan Smart
Friday, May 07, 2004

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