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How to lock PDF text when editing with LibreOffice draw

asked 2020-07-31 17:12:07 +0200

PestoPotato gravatar image

I just transitioned to linux (elementary OS) and discovered that I could edit PDFs with LibreOffice draw.

However, when I try to draw annotations and misclick the PDF text, the text also happens to be editable.

On some cases this is useful but for the specific case I had in mind is just plain annotation like foxit reader in windows.

How do I lock the original PDF like how you lock layers in photoshop or gimp?

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answered 2020-07-31 18:25:29 +0200

keme gravatar image

updated 2020-07-31 18:37:08 +0200

Right click the layer tab below the drawing pane to access layer properties. Disable editing of the "Layout" layer and create a new layer for your annotations.

This also gives you a shortcut to hide/show your annotations: Shift+click the annotations layer tab. Note that a hidden layer may still be printed or exported to pdf. This is controlled by the "printable" property.

Note also that the "layer" term is a bit misleading, because layers have no effect on stacking order. They only provide a convenient way of "conceptual grouping".

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AWESOME!! Spot-on!! Super thanksss :D:D:D:D

PestoPotato gravatar imagePestoPotato ( 2020-08-01 04:00:49 +0200 )edit
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