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PDF Name different to File Name

New Here ,
Aug 29, 2016 Aug 29, 2016

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When I open a PDF File, the name of the file is usually the name that shows in the window up on the LHS of the screen. But yesterday I opened a file and the name that showed was a different one. Does anyone know why and how I can change it or why this happened?

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LEGEND , Aug 29, 2016 Aug 29, 2016
A PDF can be configured to show either the file name or the document title in the title bar. You can check by selecting: File > Properties > Initial View > Window Options > Show > File Name | Document Title

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LEGEND ,
Aug 29, 2016 Aug 29, 2016

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A PDF can be configured to show either the file name or the document title in the title bar. You can check by selecting: File > Properties > Initial View > Window Options > Show > File Name | Document Title

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New Here ,
Aug 29, 2016 Aug 29, 2016

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Thank you so much.

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Mar 27, 2020 Mar 27, 2020

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Perfect! TYVM!

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New Here ,
Feb 05, 2021 Feb 05, 2021

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When I open File> Properties

There is no Initial View option. Please help, what do I do? 

I am on Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

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New Here ,
Feb 05, 2021 Feb 05, 2021

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Just solved it. Here's the sequence:

Edit > Preferences > Documents > check box Always use filename as document title

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Community Beginner ,
May 04, 2021 May 04, 2021

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Thank you so much for this. Will it reflect only for the new file we create? Because my existing file name is not chaged yet even when I did this step.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 04, 2021 May 04, 2021

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The option in the preferences is for all documents.

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Community Beginner ,
May 04, 2021 May 04, 2021

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I tried this method, but I don't know why the name didn't change for me.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 04, 2021 May 04, 2021

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I can't see Adobe Acrobat in the screenshot.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 09, 2021 Jun 09, 2021

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This is happening when I open with google chrome the pdf. The name in the left top isn't changing.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 09, 2021 Jun 09, 2021

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Open the document in Adobe Acrobat.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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Actually when I am sending the pdf file to someone eg: Resume, they are right clicking it and opening with chrome. So when they are opening, it is showing a different name to them as I showed you the pic in my previous chat.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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Report the issue to the developers of the Chrome PDF plugin. It's not related to Adobe.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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Okay sure

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New Here ,
Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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That works for Adobe Acrobat Reader but for Acrobat Pro I find no check box <Always use filename as document title> 

 

Is ther a solution for Acrobat Pro?  Other than editing the title manually to equal file name.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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The option is available in Adobe Acrobat DC.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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Acrobat doesn't have a global setting for this. It will show whatever is defined under the file's Initial View setting (which it can also edit, of course):

 

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However, if the Title field is empty it will show the file-name, even if set to show the Title by default.

 

Edit: It might have been added in later versions, though.

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New Here ,
Nov 05, 2020 Nov 05, 2020

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A PDF can be configured to show either the file name or the document title in the title bar. You can open your pdf file Notepad++ After you can Go search > click Find. open one popup box. u can write a "Title". after click find you can find your PDF title name. after u can change the name after Save the file. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 06, 2020 Nov 06, 2020

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This is a very dangerous way of editing a PDF file. You can very easily cause it to become corrupted by doing that.

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