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It would be nice if it would be possible to set pdf properties such as author and title. I asked for the small but very useful feature more than a year ago.

I would look forward to an answer this year :)

best regards! :)

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That's possible in Publisher, via the Fields studio panel, I believe.

I expect that it will remain exclusive to Publisher, though only Serif would know for sure.

Note that if you have both Publisher and Designer you could open your .afdesign document in Publisher, add the information, then continue working in Designer. Or you could use the Designer Persona within Publisher for many Designer functions.

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As far as I can tell, it's not simply a problem of not being able to control the PDF "Title" on export - if you duplicate or "save as" an existing Designer file, the new file will retain the original "Title" in an exported PDF:

Take a file "Acme Poster Design", save it as "Bill's Poster Design" to create a similar project for a new client - when you export "Bill's Poster Design" as a PDF, the Title is still "Acme Poster Design".

Not helpful, and I'd rather not have to buy Acrobat just to post-fix what seems to be an export bug.

This has been noted with Publisher recently in the forums, and in Designer years ago.

My apologies if a fix or simple work-around has been indicated elsewhere.

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2 hours ago, Evening Films said:

Not helpful, and I'd rather not have to buy Acrobat just to post-fix what seems to be an export bug.

You don't have to buy Acrobat to fix it. Just fix the title in Publisher via the Fields panel before you export. Or fix it and export again if you notice it later. 

But something should be done to fix the situation automatically.

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1 hour ago, walt.farrell said:

Just fix the title in Publisher via the Fields panel before you export. Or fix it and export again if you notice it later. 

But something should be done to fix the situation automatically.

Thanks for the suggestion - if I'd read your earlier entry more carefully, I'd have picked up on your tip.  :)

Fortunately I do own Publisher, although rarely use it. I tried roundtripping my file from Designer, and sure enough, it did the trick.

Agree that it would be much simpler if Designer handled that natively, or it would simply put the current file name (or the export name) in the Title field, instead of the potentially problematic earlier version file name.

I'm not on here too often, but always impressed by the active community and quick response.. does Affinity watch these boards, or is there a separate bug report thread elsewhere? Thanks again!

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On 2/14/2020 at 10:48 PM, Evening Films said:

does Affinity watch these boards

Yes, the Affinity team from Serif does read these threads; they do not usually respond to feature requests, which is the section of the forum you are in.

 

On 2/14/2020 at 10:48 PM, Evening Films said:

is there a separate bug report thread elsewhere?

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/forum/71-bug-reporting/

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