How to put PDF properties in a LaTeX file

My previous post described how to put links in a PDF file generated from LaTeX. The `hyperref` package that lets you include links also lets you to set PDF document properties. I’ve been using Adobe Acrobat to do this after creating my PDF file with `pdflatex`, but that’s unnecessary. Here’s how to put the PDF properties directly in the LaTeX file. Add something like this

```\hypersetup
{
pdfauthor={John Hancock},
pdfsubject={Some subject},
pdftitle={Sample document},
}```

after the `\usepackage{hyperref}` instruction at the top of your file.

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6 comments on “How to put PDF properties in a LaTeX file”
1. Andreas says:

Cheers! Just what I was searching for=)

2. John says:

3. Rafael says:

Great tip. Thanks

4. Jeremy says:

How can I use the author and title definitions from the author{…} and title{…} commands? This would make my life easier.

5. cevin says:

@jeremy

You can use own defined variables

newcommand{ownauthor}{the author}
author{ownauthor}

And everytime you call own author you get the set Author name in the new command command.

6. Giacomo says:

Thank you! Exactly what I was searching for
Greetings from italy

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