I often create 'read only once and delete' PDF files with LibreOffice. How can I set their metadata (title, author) properly so my Sony Reader could show it on the Books screen?

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Setting the title of the PDF:

  • File menu / Properties / Description tab, Title field.

Setting the author:

  • Tools menu / Options / LibreOffice / User Data tab, fill the First name and Last name fields,
  • File menu / Properties / General tab, tick the Apply user data checkbox,
  • press the Reset button (it's near to the Apply user data checkbox).

The Reset button refreshes the currently edited document's author field (based on the data given in the User Data field), when you press it the author is showed immediately on the same General Tab, near the Created label.

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