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I use the field "filename" in my publisher document, say "bulletin001.afpub". When I export this document to a PDF with filename "report001.pdf", the fields in the document are updated to the name of the exported file.

I'd prefer to have the original filename "bulletin001.afpub" showing up even in the exported PDF.

Is there a setting to achieve this?

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Worse still, the name of the exported .pdf is inserted into the Filename field in the original .afpub document, until you close and re-open the .afpub.

I think this is a bug, or at the very least unexpected behaviour - I'll report it in the Beta forum as it persists in build 1.9.0.850 and it's unlikely to be fixed for the present release builds.

One get-round is to insert the Title field (although you'll have to type in the .afpub extension). This survives the export to pdf:

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Cheers,

H


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6 hours ago, max1josef said:

I use the field "filename" in my publisher document, say "bulletin001.afpub". When I export this document to a PDF with filename "report001.pdf", the fields in the document are updated to the name of the exported file.

I'd prefer to have the original filename "bulletin001.afpub" showing up even in the exported PDF.

Is there a setting to achieve this?

Use the Title field instead of the Filename field. Seems to me that Filename is doing what I would expect it to do.


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6 hours ago, h_d said:

I'll report it in the Beta forum

Done and done.


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2 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

Use the Title field instead of the Filename field. Seems to me that Filename is doing what I would expect it to do.

I already use the Title field for the title which I insert into the page header.

What I miss in publisher are user defined fields (like in LibreOffice Writer). Or do they exist?

 

 

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47 minutes ago, max1josef said:

What I miss in publisher are user defined fields (like in LibreOffice Writer). Or do they exist?

They do not exist. Would be nice and they have been asked for.


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3 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

Would be nice and they have been asked for.

 

 


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