Lightroom: LR 4.2: Publishing a smart collection to Facebook doesn't publish captions

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I'm using Lightroom 4.2. The idea of creating a Smart Collection under Publish/Facebook is great but when I publish the pictures I've captioned the Facebook caption becomes only the file name. The captions in Lightroom should be published to Facebook. I had a chat with support and they said it couldn't be done yet when I use the jF Facebook plug-in it will upload captions correctly.
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Larry Moy

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Pete Green, Customer Advocate

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It looks to me like it's putting what's in the "Title" field into the caption on facebook. Is this what's happening for you?

If you update the Title metadata does that update the caption on facebook?
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It was taking the file name (with .jpg at the end) and using it as the Facebook caption. Turns out if you edit the settings of the Facebook publish service there is options for File Naming. I created a custom one using the caption from meta data and it works! I assumed it would append .jpg to the caption but it doesn't.

So it looks like the setting under the Facebook publish service for File Naming should actually be called "Caption" and not "File Naming".