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How can detect PDF version by js or IAC?

Enthusiast ,
Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

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PDF file has version 1.5,1.6,1.7

I had try get in Info object , but it not exist:

console.println( this.info.toSource());

How can detect PDF version by js or IAC?

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Community Expert , Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

The PDF version is not in the "info" object or the PDF metadata.  I don't think it's accessible from the IAC either.

The only place you can find the PDF version is in the first 9 bytes of the PDF file.  Fortunately there is an undocumented JS method that provides access to the binary file data.

var stmDoc = Collab.documentToStream(this);

var pdfVer = util.stringFromStream(stmDoc).substr(5,3);

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Community Expert ,
Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

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The PDF version is not in the "info" object or the PDF metadata.  I don't think it's accessible from the IAC either.

The only place you can find the PDF version is in the first 9 bytes of the PDF file.  Fortunately there is an undocumented JS method that provides access to the binary file data.

var stmDoc = Collab.documentToStream(this);

var pdfVer = util.stringFromStream(stmDoc).substr(5,3);

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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Enthusiast ,
Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

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Thank you.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 25, 2019 Jan 25, 2019

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While A version of the PDF is present where Thom says it is – that can be overridden by data later in the PDF (/Catalog/Version).

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Jan 25, 2019 Jan 25, 2019

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Forgot about that one   Tricky stuff, digging into the catalog is much harder.  

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
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