Rename PDF File


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When the file was created the name of the file and the title of the file are different. How can I change the title in properties to property reflect the name of the file content?

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CritterKeeper
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Re: Rename PDF File

Found this freeware called BeCyPDFMetaEdit that does exactly what you want. The only problem is you may encounter a few password protected files... There were about 4 of mine that I was unable to change, but the majority were super easy.

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Re: Rename PDF File

To alter PDF content, you need Adobe Acrobat. (here) Its a whole PDF program, not just the free reader. Once you open the pdf in Acrobat, access Properties (Ctrl + D) from the File menu. The first tab is Description and from here you can change the Title, Author, Subject, Keywords, and other meta data.


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Re: Rename PDF File

You should be able to rename the PDF just like renaming any file. To change the properties, you should be able to right-click on the file, select "Properties" from the menu, and change what is displayed in the General and Summary tabs (including the title)..

Is that what you mean?

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Re: Rename PDF File

Yes - but when I try to change the title of the file nothing happens.

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Re: Rename PDF File

Are you referring to the NAME of the file (filename) - ie; "whatever.PDF" or are you referring to the TITLE of the document that appears as part of the PDF document itself when you view it?

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Re: Rename PDF File

If you right click and go to properties - click the PDF tab - you will see title line. This does not match the file name something.pdf - this is what I want to change so it matchs the file name.

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Re: Rename PDF File Title

Have you tried going back to the program you used to generate the PDF, and set the title there?

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Re: Rename PDF File Title

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Re: Rename PDF File Title

You can change the name of the FILE, you might be able to change the name of the Title Meta in the properties, you cannot change the title that displays within the document without PDF editing software or re-creating the document.

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