Bug 80238 - Enhancement: export PDF without metadata (for producing anonymous PDF's - if desired)
Summary: Enhancement: export PDF without metadata (for producing anonymous PDF's - if ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:pdf, needsDevEval
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Blocks: PDF-Export-Options-Dialog
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Reported: 2014-06-19 14:49 UTC by Willie
Modified: 2017-11-23 13:38 UTC (History)
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Description Willie 2014-06-19 14:49:57 UTC
It would be nice to have an option to export a document to PDF, but without metadata (e.g. author, title). While I generally want those metadata included in my PDFs, sometimes it is useful to strip the metadata from a PDF file. I am not the only one who would like such an option, see for instance <http://ajhaupt.blogspot.nl/2012/11/create-anonymous-pdf-file.html> how cumbersome it is to export an anonymous PDF. I know for a fact that such a feature would be interesting for corporate users too, since corporates often use third-party metadata strippers for e-mail attachments and such, because the metadata *may* contain confidential information.
While I would be very happy with a checkbox to not include any metadata to the PDF, it would be even better if I would be able to distinguish between different sorts of metadata, e.g. to include title and keywords but not to include author or original file path (anonimity).
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2014-06-19 16:00:07 UTC
Thanks for the report / idea, Willie. I set this to New

Comment 2 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-13 11:20:45 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)