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?
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?
Yes - but when I try to change the title of the file nothing happens.
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?
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.
Have you tried going back to the program you used to generate the PDF, and set the title there?
These files were supplied by others.
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.
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.
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
~George Bernard Shaw
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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