# File Properties and CIFS

Question asked by omegerard on Nov 17, 2005
Latest reply on Nov 9, 2009 by bojo
Hi,

When you upload a (Word) document via the web interface, Alfresco automatically extracts meta info from the Word File Properties. When you "upload" a document via CIFS (i.e. when you copy the file into the space) this does not happen  (well, you get weird info). I tried a content rule solution, but "extracting file properties" is not offered as a possibility.

Any suggestions?

And, while we're at it, how can the properties extraction be improved? For instance, when I upload a LaTeX file, Alfresco recognizes it as a TeX file, but it does not extract the title and author. Where can I tell Alfresco to look for \title and \author inside the text?