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Cannot add myself as an author

asked 2020-03-26 19:22:58 +0100

I have tried all the tricks, and no matter what I use, I cannot add myself as an author in a way that translates to a PDF. Too bad my university requires this for submitting my dissertation!

Methods I have used: adding author as a custom property field, and then my name; going to Tools, then options, then adding my name as author and my name as the company; adding myself as the author in the property comment field.

I sincerely hope that someone has a method that works. My university's bureaucrats are not known for their understanding or compassion.

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answered 2020-03-26 19:45:47 +0100

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updated 2020-03-26 19:50:53 +0100

Select the menu Tools>Options>LibreOffice>UserData.

Enter your forename and surname there.

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Click OK.

Click on the bottom of the page and allow a footer. Select the menu Insert>Field>First author.

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Save your document.

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With me Windows 10 Home; Version 1909; 64-Bit | LibreOffice, Version: (x64).

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2020-03-26 19:48:48 +0100 )edit

Thanks for trying, neither of those methods worked. I have added Author: my name in the comments field of the description tab of the properties box. I hope the university accepts this.

Serenity Now gravatar imageSerenity Now ( 2020-03-26 20:20:50 +0100 )edit
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