Retrieve Metadata for PDF creates automatic tags even when pref is off
October 22, 2020
This discussion was created from comments split from:
October 20, 2020
: You should try to
provide steps to reproduce
the issue. As adamsmith writes, your observation might be unrelated to importing a
. BTW, did you uncheck the option "Automatically tag items with keywords and subject headings"? See the links below.
: I noticed an issue with undesired automatic tags that seems to be related to Zotero's function "Retrieve Metadata for PDF". (This might not be the cause for the issue above, but some of the steps and links below might provide additional hints.)
Steps to reproduce
1. In Zotero's
General preferences pane
, remove the check mark for "Automatically tag items with keywords and subject headings". Make sure that the option "Automatically retrieve metadata for PDFs" is checked.
this PDF file
in a web browser and add it to Zotero with the
, which shows a PDF icon. (I used Firefox for this.)
3. Zotero creates a parent item for the PDF attachment which has some
. I would expect none from the settings in the first step.
Adding the same parent item again by entering its ISBN in the
Add Item by Identifier
tool, there are no automatic tags, as expected.
October 27, 2020
Thanks — this was happening when PDF metadata was retrieved by ISBN. Fixed for the next
, which should be out in the next day or so.
October 31, 2020
Thanks for fixing this!
27 days ago
Fixed in Zotero 5.0.93, available now.