Overwrite creation date in PDF using some application

Question:I need to modify the creation date of my PDF created using iText. For me is enough to remove the time information putting 00:00:00 from the date.Is it possible to do during PDF creation by some software on VeryPDF?

Answer: According to your needs, maybe you can have a free trial of this software:VeryPDF Advanced PDF Tools. By this software, you can change creation date in batch easily. And if you need to change creation date during PDF creation, please choose the SDK version then you can use this software together with other application. Meanwhile Advanced PDF Tools also can help you edit PDF description, PDF custom description, PDF OpenAction options, PDF page view options, PDF metadata contents and so on. Please check more function of this software on homepage, in the following part, let us check how to use this software to change creation date.

Step 1. Free download Advanced PDF Tools Command Line

  • There are many versions of this software on Try and Buy website, like GUI version, command line version and SDK version. Here I will take the command line version for example.
  • When downloading finishes, it is a zip file. Please extract it to some folder then you can check help documents, executable file and other related elements.

Step 2. Change creation date

  • When you use this software, please refer to the usage and example of this software.
  • Here is the usage for your reference:[options] { [-i ] "input-file" } "output-file"
  • When you need to change creation date, you may need the following parameters:
  • Set create date
    pdftools -i "C:\input.pdf" -o "C:\output.pdf" -d "D:YYYYMMDDHHmmSSOHH'mm'"       
    For example, you can input
    pdftools -i "C:\input.pdf" -o "C:\output.pdf" -d "D:20040930122809-07'00'"       
    D:YYYYMMDDHHmmSSOHH'mm' is the form of date where
    YYYY is the year
    MM is the month
    DD is the day (01¨C31)
    HH is the hour (00¨C23)
    mm is the minute (00¨C59)
    SS is the second (00¨C59)
    O is the relationship of local time to Universal Time (UT), denoted by one of the characters +, , or Z (see below)
    HH followed by ' is the absolute value of the offset from UT in hours (00¨C23)
    mm followed by ' is the absolute value of the offset from UT in minutes (00¨C59)
    For example, December 23, 1998, at 7:52 PM, U.S. Pacific Standard Time, is represented by the string D:199812231952-08'00'

By this software, you do not need to remove the time information putting 00:00:00 from the date, you can directly change creation date directly. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.


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