I am working with a SharePoint Foundation installation where thousands of documents will be migrated into a specific site. After migration on a few test libraries occur, we have document library with metadata pulled from migration logs. When user edits a document properties in modal dialog (occurs more with Word than with PDF files) and user clicks save, metadata is not updated in SharePoint library. If user selects document and chooses to "Edit in Microsoft Word" metadata is pulled into Word document properties. So metadata is being updated but not reflected back into document library.
I did additional tests where I update metadata within Word itself and the metadata in columns updates correctly. After this metadata can be updated freely in modal dialog box within SharePoint.
Anyone have ideas why users cannot update metadata until edited within Word?