LibreOffice Draw can't keep justified text alignment when opening PDF?!

asked 2019-10-08 15:53:23 +0200

graoe gravatar image

updated 2019-10-09 22:07:51 +0200

I'm trying to make some simple modifications to PDF-files (changing color of a few words and inserting links), which can be done easily with LibreOffice Draw (apparently not with other programs like Master PDF Editor or this online editor where I always end up changing the color of the whole line, not just the selected few words...). However when I open the PDF in LibreOffice Draw the text alignment never stays in justified mode, but will be aligned left (see image attached, left LibreOffice Draw, right Adobe Reader; the pdf was exported from a LibreOffice Writer documentimage description).

I also don't manage to change it back, the general align-tool allows only left, center and right, the paragraph settings when working in a text box seem to have no effect on the alignment... happens in LibreOffice Draw under Linux and Windows. Is there a way to keep the alignment of the text when opening the pdf in LibreOffice Draw that I miss for some reason?

Or do you know of any other way to change text color (not just highlight) and insert a link to a pdf that works with (preferably Manjaro/Arch) Linux!

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I will answer myself here, didn't find a solution with LibreOffice Draw, but what seems to work for my purposes is the free version of PDF-XChange Editor ( which (for now) works with Wine and can be found also in AUR

graoe gravatar imagegraoe ( 2019-10-09 22:05:00 +0200 )edit