Why can I not get the T icon to allow me to enter text in a pdf.

asked 2020-07-04 19:37:29 +0200

stepnup gravatar image

updated 2020-07-06 00:26:25 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I entered some text (T) in pdf in one column. Then I get the hand for moving and can no long enter text. I click on the T and nothing changes.

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Writer simply is not a program to edit PDF documents.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-07-04 19:51:38 +0200 )edit

And .pdf documents are not supposed to be edited. That's why people trust them.

ml9104 gravatar imageml9104 ( 2020-07-04 19:59:39 +0200 )edit

If you opened a PDF in LO, it is handled by Draw as a graphics page. It can then be edited, element by element, but certainly not as a text document.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-07-04 20:48:17 +0200 )edit

If you're getting a hand symbol then you are probably in Adobe Reader, not LO.

If you have created a Hybrid PDF and want to edit it in Writer again then open the pdf from within Writer, File » Open. In Windows you can also right click on the file in file explorer and select Open with...

Earnest Al gravatar imageEarnest Al ( 2020-07-11 23:18:55 +0200 )edit