I cannot change the author, title, and other properties of a PDF file

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Feb 07, 2021 Feb 07, 2021

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Hi guys, I cannot change the properties of a PDF file, like author, title, subject, and keywords as all these fields are grayed out. Some of the PDF files I have are filled with information, and some are not. For both cases I am unable to change them. I have considered the possibility that these files are protected by their creators, but the files have no passwords, and I have even tried to create my own PDF using Microsoft Office Word Document and then saved it as a PDF, and even then, though I'm the creator of the file it shows the author with a name I have never seen before and I still cannot change that

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Edit and convert PDFs, General troubleshooting, How to, PDF and browsers, PDF forms, PDF Pack, Share or review PDFs, View PDF, Windows

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Correct, Reader can't change those properties. You would need Acrobat to do it, or find a way to do it within the application that's creating the PDF.

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