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This utility reads the FMTID_SummaryInformation section from a Compound Document's PropertySetStorage. This is where Word and Excel files keep the ready information about author, last modified time, and the page count properties.

I actually used this piece of code to write a small utility for an intranet update solution. Every night it would update a page with links to Word documents from a web folder. The utility would extract information, such as author and last modified date, provide an on-line link to the file, and send the whole page to the intranet.

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