Issue 87307 - Optionally set PDF author to another string
Summary: Optionally set PDF author to another string
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3
Hardware: Mac Mac OS X, all
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2008-03-21 00:33 UTC by khbkhb
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:45 UTC (History)
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Description khbkhb 2008-03-21 00:33:53 UTC
PDF exporting works very well, including picking up the document  properties as
pdf metadata. However, for some projects it's necessary to replace "author" (the
pdf metadata author) with something corporate (e.g. Sun Microsystems) rather
than my own name. Currently, this can be done via editing the metadata or by
changing the User configuration to be firstname=Sun lastname=Microsystems. But
clearly neither is a satisfactory solution. The former because it involves
another set of steps and tools (and may well be forgotten in the heat of a
deadline) and the latter because one may forget to set it back to oneself, in
which case the change tracking becomes much less useful for collaborative efforts.

It would be nice if the PDF export dialog allowed one to optionally set the PDF
authorship to be different than the  openoffice installation configuration.
Comment 1 noloader 2009-11-23 07:16:43 UTC
Please make this addition. There is no easy way to add a coauthor since the
Author field is only populated from User Data (if checked). The 'firstname=Sun
lastname=Microsystems' trick does not work.

OP: 'Currently, this can be done via editing the metadata or...'
How are you currently accomplishing this? PDFedit (SourceForge) does not
*appear* to offer the metadata (have I just been missing it?). Using emacs to
directly edit the metadata breaks the checksums, which causes a 'bad steam' or
'xref' error.