Lightroom: Can I label proof images with filenames in Blurb Book module?

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Can I create a wedding proof album for my clients using lightroom's blurb book module and get the file names to automatically insert below each image? I can see this labelling can be done in the 'print' module.  I would also like the option to rename files at this stage, e.g  in sequence 'J&D 001' etc. I can do this via export and re-import etc, but would prefer not to have to. thanks.
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Define an Auto Layout Preset with the option checked "Add Photo Text" This allows you to easily create a quick book with Auto-Layout.
Or select each photo in the book and check the box for "Photo Text"  in the Text Panel.
There will be a drop-down menu to choose the metadata you want to see- Filename, Caption, Title, etc. (Note: Custom Text will appear the same on every photo)
Ctrl+Alt+A  will select ALL text cells in the book where the text options can be set in the Type Panel (Font, Size, Color, Opacity, etc) for uniformity throughout the book.
If you select Filename for the Photo Text you will need to accept the current filename or rename the photos in the Library or Collection, or Export derivatives with rename (& possible a watermark) and the option checked on to "Add to Catalog" (re-import is not then needed).