I’ld like to keep the original time stamp of creation of scanned PDF files notwithstanding converting into an OCR’ed file. At the moment on my DTPO after OCR’ing a file it gets the time stamp of the completion of OCR as its creation time. The original creation time obviously is overwritten.
How can I prevent the original creation time from any changing?
You can, however, make a note of the creation date of the original scanner output file, or another date within the document, such as the date on a letter or invoice. That date can then be set as the creation date of the document using the Change Date script (available in Help > Support Assistant - Install extras - Scripts, or under DEVONthink’s Scripts > Dates options in the menubar, if already installed).
You could browse the Scripting section of the forum … there are a number of PDF and/or creation date examples there. Someone might volunteer to write one if they have a similar need. Or, there’s Bill’s suggestion above.