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?


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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