Original file name in PDF metadata
What I’m looking for is a way to imbed the originating file name somewhere in the Meta data of the pdf for future reference. It would have nothing to do with the file name used for the PDF when exporting the original file. Use case: Often a client will rename a pdf and down the road I have to find the original Indesign file used to create that pdf.
Are you creating the PDF from Acrobat or from some other software?
usually in Adobe Indesign.
What's odd is that when you open the Properties panel for a Pdf, the amount of information available is voluminous. When you open the additional metadata window the amount of info about the original file is even more extensive. It would seem that adding the original file name doesn't seem to be a huge addition.
Thanks Kenneth, in some cases that would work, but in most instances the pdf file can not have those visible markings.
Kenneth Douglas commented
I'm not sure about metadata. But, you can include the original file name in the printer's marks that can be generated when exporting a PDF from InDesign. Would that option work for your situation?