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APGetInfo boxAre your PDF files encrypted?   Do you need to know what types of fonts are embedded in your PDF files? APGetInfo can provide you with the information you need.

APGetInfo is a multifunction command-line utility that retrieves information from PDF documents without Adobe Acrobat.

Execute APGetInfo from the desktop or on a server to extract the data you need from a single file, a large volume of documents, or on-demand.

Data Extracted from PDFs

  • Document information, including name, path, author, title, creation date, file size, number of pages and more
  • The name and type of fonts used, and whether they are embedded in the PDF.
  • The coordinates of full page and printable page area within the margins, as well as the degree of page rotation
  • A list of Bookmarks including page numbers, and named destinations. Format the list to show or hide bookmark levels using numbers and indention, or display the full document path of each bookmark
  • Retrieve information about annotations, such as notes and highlights as well as the popups, links, colors and coordinates associated with annotations
  • A list of form-fields, including the name, type, value, and alternative name (tool tip text) of each form field
  • Reports presence of active form-fields (New in version 4.0!)
  • Export complete form field information as XML
  • Export eXtensible Metadata Platform (XMP) data from PDF documents
  • Custom document information
  • Total pages, bookmarks and annotations by type
  • Encryption options provided (New in version 4.0!)
  • Page Mode information (New in version 4.0!)
  • ISO 32000 extension level (New in version 4.0!)

Integration Features

  • No limit on concurrent users or connections
  • No limit on the number of documents processed
  • No limit on threads - run as many instances as you want
  • Provide a user password to open password-protected PDFs (New in version 4.0!)
  • Supports PDF 1.0 and above
  • Call from any programming or scripting language including (but not limited to) Perl, PHP, Java, C++, ASP & .Net, Visual Basic, Cold Fusion and Lotus Notes
  • May be integrated with other Appligent Document Solutions server products as part of a complete PDF workflow solution

Platforms Supported

Microsoft Windows
XP (32-bit), Vista (32- and 64-bit) & 2008 Server

Linux (RedHat, SUSE, Ubuntu, etc.)
Kernel 2.4, 32 bit
Kernel 2.6, 32 bit
Kernel 2.6  64 bit

5.2 & above on Power

Oracle (Sun) Solaris
10 and above on SPARC  

Hewlett-Packard HP-UX
11i & above on Itanium & PA-RISC

Apple Mac OS X
10.5 & above on Intel x86

Basic Operation

The simplest way to run APGetInfo is from the command line. Option flags are available to tailor the output The output can be piped.


APGetInfo can be scripted for multistage processing and used with Appligent’s other products as part of a complete PDF workflow solution.

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