Bug 43302 - Wrong default 'Author' field in PDF exported from Writer
Summary: Wrong default 'Author' field in PDF exported from Writer
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.3 release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2011-11-28 06:19 UTC by Pierre Ernst
Modified: 2012-02-16 07:18 UTC (History)
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Description Pierre Ernst 2011-11-28 06:19:55 UTC
In Writer, you can set your first name, last name, company, etc... in 
Tools > Options > LibreOffice > User Data

When you export any document to PDF, this personal information gets its way to the PDF meta-data. (You can retrieve it with File > Properties in Adobe Reader for instance)

However, if you do not set your personal information, the 'Author' field in the exported PDF gets set to 'School Computer Science'.

IMHO It would be better to leave it blank in that case :-)

LibreOffice 3.4.3 OOO340m1 (Build:302)
Windows 7 Professional

Comment 1 Varabi 2012-01-25 00:20:53 UTC
I can not confirm that (LO 3.4.5, Windows 7). However there is another bug for the author field.

Comment 2 sasha.libreoffice 2012-02-16 07:18:44 UTC
3.5.0 and 3.6.0 master saves author correctly (at least on Fedora 64 bit), we can see this using Evince and press File->Properties
Change status to WorksForMe
Please, change status to Reopened if problem appears again.