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I have been trying to find a sensible solution to this problem with no success so far.

I have a site running Drupal 7 – and have built a basic content type which allows content admins to upload their own PDF documents using a file field. The content admins now what to be able to rename the PDF title that appears in the download link to whatever they want, but I can’t find a workable solution to achieve this. I have tried File (Field) Paths, but it was a disaster – full of bugs.

Is there a module out there somewhere that can allow what should be simple functionality?

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The file module has that built right in. Edit the settings for your file field, and find this bit:

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Save that, and go back to your node edit form where you will see:

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With both the included field formatters you should see the contents of the 'Description' field for the link text of each file.

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  • Unbelievable! Under my nose all this time. Clive – you’re a legend, thank you very much!!!!! – Neil Phillips Jul 16 '13 at 15:51
  • Is it possible at all to have that field use a default value? (like the title of the content) – Chayemor Oct 9 '16 at 0:21

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