Bug 95235 - Document Author not saved when exporting to PDF
Summary: Document Author not saved when exporting to PDF
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) macOS (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:pdf
Depends on:
Blocks: PDF-Export
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Reported: 2015-10-21 20:49 UTC by Thomas
Modified: 2018-01-29 10:35 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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.odt file for which an author can not be added (160.12 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2015-10-22 11:04 UTC, Thomas

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Description Thomas 2015-10-21 20:49:08 UTC
Open a .odt document which was created with the 'User Data>Name' field blank.
Open 'Preferences' and update 'User Data>Name' with a name to be the author.
Modify the document.
Save the document.
Export to .PDF
Check .PDF properties on the Mac using Inspector from app 'Preview'

Create brand new document.
Export to .PDF
Check .PDF properties on the Mac using Inspector from app 'Preview'

The Bug? The name cannot be changed or added to a .odt document that was originally created with the 'User Data>Name' field blank.

MacBook Pro
OS X El Capitan v10.11 (15A284)
Comment 1 Alex Thurgood 2015-10-22 10:33:08 UTC
@Thomas : your test also needs to include a document previously created without Author data, loaded after you made the change to the user profile, then exported to PDF.

In the scenario you described, your first document was already open and in memory when you changed the user data, however your second document was created ab initio after that change was made.

Please try with a previous ODT that didn't have author data, open it, and export to PDF, to see whether the user data is taken up.
Comment 2 Thomas 2015-10-22 11:04:26 UTC
Created attachment 119876 [details]
.odt file for which an author can not be added
Comment 3 Thomas 2015-10-22 11:05:04 UTC
@Alex: The test already includes what you're asking for. The.odt file in question was created before the change to the profile. Now that my name is in the author fields in the profile, I can open this same .odt file (again, created before an author name existed), modify it, save it, export it to .pdf, and still no author shows.

I've even used the reset button, but since this .odt document was created before an author existed, Libreoffice will NOT LET YOU add an author?

Surely this is not by design :/

I've attached the .odt file in question. See if your Libreoffice will let you add an author when exporting a .pdf, because mine will not let me add an author to this .odt file.
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2017-06-08 09:34:04 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2018-01-02 10:14:42 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-01-29 10:35:43 UTC
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