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Bug 76034 - PDF: Export to PDF offers different options than "Print" to PDF
Summary: PDF: Export to PDF offers different options than "Print" to PDF
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.1.5.3 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL:
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: filter:pdf
Depends on:
Blocks: PDF-Export
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Reported: 2014-03-11 14:05 UTC by Michael Tiernan
Modified: 2016-10-29 09:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Example dialog as presented when printing to PDF. (72.83 KB, image/png)
2014-03-11 14:05 UTC, Michael Tiernan
Details
Example dialog as presented when Exporting to PDF. (74.28 KB, image/png)
2014-03-11 14:14 UTC, Michael Tiernan
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Description Michael Tiernan 2014-03-11 14:05:13 UTC
Created attachment 95603 [details]
Example dialog as presented when printing to PDF.

Problem description:
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.

Expected behavior:
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: 4.1.5.3 release
Comment 1 Michael Tiernan 2014-03-11 14:14:24 UTC
Created attachment 95604 [details]
Example dialog as presented when Exporting to PDF.
Comment 2 A (Andy) 2014-03-11 19:41:02 UTC
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).