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How to prevent metadata being added while creating PDF file in Acrobat Pro DC

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May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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I simply want to convert Word .DOCX file into .PDF file using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

 

And every PDF file, that I have after it, has multiple unnecessary metadata information in PDF files, like these ones:

XMPToolkit : Adobe XMP Core 5.6-c*** **.******, ****/**/**-**:**:**
CreatorTool : Acrobat PDFMaker 21 for Word
DocumentID : uuid:****-****-****-****-********
InstanceID : uuid:********-****-****-****-********
Producer : Adobe PDF Library 21.1.182

 

So, my question is  -  how to prevent Acrobat Pro DC from creating (adding) any excess metadata, and create only the minimum number of metadata information in PDF file?

 

PS: I know about an option in settings called "Remove Hidden Information when closing document" ( Preferences --> Documents ), but when I close PDF file, it asks every single time an anoyying prompt with questions what would I like to do - remove metadata, or not ... darn it!

Maybe someone knows how to disable those prompts as well?

It would resolve the whole issue of the subject.

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Comment review and collaborate PDF, Create PDFs, Edit and convert PDFs, General troubleshooting, How to, PDF forms, Print and prepress, Scan documents and OCR, Standards and accessibility

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May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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You can't disable it, it's a built-in part of the PDFMaker plugin.

You can overwrite it, though, by running this script on the file after it's created:

 

this.metadata = "";

 

You can do using an Action or a custom tool, for example.

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These are pretty much required; no responsible app would leave them out. 

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