Created attachment 95603 [details]
Example dialog as presented when printing to PDF.
I'm sorry if this is a duplicate or even not a real bug or worse, already fixed.
If I have a document, *ANY* document in writer (all I've tried so far) and ask to print it I'm given a dialog which gives me the option of updating four fields, Title, Author (the important one) and Subject & Keywords. (Also security options.)
However, if I use the "Export as PDF" option, those fields are not presented for update. This *normally* isn't a problem however, for this document I'm trying to put someone else's name as author (since they wrote it and I formatted it) and I can't.
It very well may be pilot error and I apologize if it is.
I've also checked the 'Properties' menu option and there's no place to set the author's name for the document!
A side effect that I've run into is also that the "Print to PDF" option does not create the table of contents/index in the PDF whereas "Export to PDF" does.
Before printing or Exporting, I'd expect to be able to set any/all variable fields from the 'Properties' menu option or in another dialog. When printing or exporting, I'd expect the options presented to be very close to the same.
Operating System: Mac OS X
Version: 188.8.131.52 release
Created attachment 95604 [details]
Example dialog as presented when Exporting to PDF.
Marked as enhancement request.
I would agree that it would be good to have the opportunity to modify and insert the Title, Author, Subject and Keywords of a PDF file if you export it as a pdf in WRITER (see File -> Properties if you open a PDF file with the Adobe Reader).
(In reply to A (Andy) from comment #2)
> I would agree that it would be good to have the opportunity to modify and
> insert the Title, Author, Subject and Keywords of a PDF file if you export
> it as a pdf in WRITER (see File -> Properties if you open a PDF file with
> the Adobe Reader).
Can edit "Title", "Subject" and "Keywords" in File->Properties, and have it appear in an exported PDF -- at least since LO6.3 But still not possible for "Author" in 184.108.40.206.alpha which is also reported in bug 117954 -- so marking this report as duplicate.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 117954 ***