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Which LO version edits PDF files best?

asked 2020-06-01 06:49:01 +0200

Farmer2000 gravatar image

I need to be able to fill-in and edit my Credit Karma 2019 Federal Income Tax Form 1040-SR. I have Windows 10 on my HP computer. Please tell me which LibreOffice version works best on PDF files? (Then I will download it). Thank you.

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None. Each following version includes improvements handling PDFs, but LibreOffice is not a PDF editor.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-06-01 07:54:24 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-06-01 07:55:02 +0200

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LibreOffice is not a PDF editor. It can produce PDF files but does not edit them afterwards.

In a very limited way, the Draw component can somehow edit PDF files. Draw is a vector drawing program. It can load PDF files page per page and will present the elements as a collection of base graphical shapes for repositioning, dimensioning, attributes change (colour, font, ...). Note that text is broken up in many at most single line blocks (meaning a paragraph is made of many independent text homogeneous blocks).

As you see, this is not the kind of service you expect. To fill-in an "editable" PDF form, use your favourite PDF viewer.

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