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When we save changes to the PDF, the 'date modified' of the document reflects the dates when the changes are made.
However, the 'date created' of the PDF remains the same.
To check these dates, you need to check the document properties.
Open the file and go to File menu > Properties > General. There you can view the date on which the form created and modified.
As you said, 'date modified' and 'date created' properties changes, do you mean that both the dates changes?
Or you are referring to something else?
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I'm having the same issue and have encountered it for over a year. The DATE CREATED information changes each time a file is modified. The screenshot below is a file that was created over a week ago. The file was not moved, only its contents edited. I have only noticed this happening with PDF files (we use Adobe Standard and Pro), not with WORD (.doc) or EXCEL files.
Our IT department couldn't figure out an answer.
If I could have DATE CREATED and DATE MODIFIED remain distinct, it would be very useful. Thank you in advance for your thoughts on this matter.
This seems normal for the file container. But the PDF's own properties should tell the full story. Please look under File > Properties in Acrobat or Reader.
Yes, when I go under FILE > PROPERTIES in Adobe Acrobat, the DATE CREATED is accurate. However, I want to be able to see an accurate DATE CREATED when in Internet Explorer, in list format. It's a very useful feature for file organization purposes. When DATE CREATED changes, I lose functionality that was previously available when it was accurate.
Keep in mind, I am referring to files that have not been moved. I have simply modified content (for example, highlighting text, deleting the highlight and then saving "changes").
If you do Save As, rather than Save, the PDF file will be recreated. That is at least one way these dates can get out of step.
Naw...definitely doing just SAVE (ALT F + S, not ALT F + A). It's happening with all PDF files. Started happening about two years ago. Not sure what caused the change.
I appreciate your willingness to share your thoughts.