Re: Import syntax question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg85471] Re: Import syntax question*From*: David Reiss <dbreiss at gmail.com>*Date*: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 06:17:02 -0500 (EST)*References*: <fomk40$hv9$1@smc.vnet.net>

Of course you could do something like Import["file.pdf", #]&/@ {"Author", "Title"} though it does call Import twice.... --David A WorkLife FrameWork E x t e n d i n g MATHEMATICA's Reach... http://scientificarts.com/worklife/ On Feb 10, 5:36=A0am, Mark Fisher <particlefil... at gmail.com> wrote: > Hi all, > > I find Import wonderful but frustrating. For example, I can get > individual items such as "Author" and "Title" in separate calls: > > Import["file.pdf", "Author"] > Import["file.pdf", "Title"] > > but I can't get a list as in > > Import["file.pdf", {"Author", "Title"}] > > Instead I get an error message that say "Title" is not present (which > seems misleading at best, since I already accessed it above). Is that > syntax supposed to work or not? (Frankly, I'm having a hard time > figuring out what the proper generic syntax is for Import, especially > since there are so few examples in the documentation.) > > BTW, I found out I can use > > {"Author", "Title"} /. Import["file.pdf", "Rules"] > > Is that what I "should" be doing? (It seems like overkill since Import > has to import a bunch more stuff that I don't want, at least in this > example.) > > --Mark