Changing author name - possible?

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Changing author name - possible?

Post by yermanela » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:00 am

I've been using PDF-XChange Editor (free version) for a while now, and I honestly adore it! The only thing that bothers me is the fact that I can't seem to change the author name given during installation. I'm a trans person and I installed the program when I was still using my deadname (legal name that I don't use). Is there any way to change the author name without reinstalling the program? In settings there doesn't seem to be a way to edit it, I can't delete it or anything else.
Thanks in advance for the help!

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Re: Changing author name - possible?

Post by Dimitar - Tracker Supp » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:32 am

Hello yermanela,

This field's content is taken from the Windows account and cannot be changed, but if you add some name in the Name field, this name will appear as the Author in the document properties :
But overall, the Login name will only change if you change the Windows account.

I hope this helps.


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