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Can I insert a .pdf document into a LibreOffice Writer document?

asked 2018-01-19 05:11:23 +0200

MurrayBKerr gravatar image

updated 2018-01-19 05:15:32 +0200

Can I insert a .pdf document into a LibreOffice document? Within a LO Writer document, Insert, then Document - it fails. Is there an answer, please. Thank you. Murray

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answered 2018-01-19 09:56:58 +0200

gtomorrow gravatar image

Depends what you need to do. You can insert a PDF as an image or even as a Hyperlink to the PDF (either local or on the Internet). But you're correct that Writer will not insert a PDF as a document, as far as I know. If it's editable text from your PDF you need in your Writer document, I'm afraid you're either going to have to copy/paste manually from the PDF to your Writer document or convert your PDF to a usable format in another app (like pdftotext or pdftohtml) and then insert (or again, just copy/paste).

The PDF format is a PostScript graphics format, even though it displays perfectly, does "strange" things saving text and is not to be confused for a simple text document. Cheers!

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Thanks for your thoughts. Murray

MurrayBKerr gravatar imageMurrayBKerr ( 2018-01-21 08:32:54 +0200 )edit
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