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# How to convert PDF to ODT?

Hello,

Question: is there a way to convert multi-page PDF documents to ODT so they can be linked to from a Master Document. And, if so, is there a way to do this for many PDF documents, (in a batch?)?

Use Case:

I often draft legal documents which, and in their appendices, have attached PDF documents which are "Exhibits".

Unfortunately, it does not seem that Master documents allow linking to PDF documents which would be composited into the final document.

When I go to export/print the "composite document," I need all of the linked PDF documents to print in their place, and for the master document to maintain correct page numbering.

Thank you!

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Nice question! For me would be enough to find a way to insert automatic page jumps incrementing the page number the same as the pages the PDF to insert there has (of course, printing it in right order would be a hit! ;-)

( 2016-02-20 16:27:53 +0200 )edit

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Workaround: Use Microsoft Office to open PDF, then Save As .ODT ... Then link new document from LibreOffice Writer Master Document. *cough.

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Sorry, but I'm afraid we are using Libreoffice to avoid use Microsoft Office... ;-)

( 2016-02-20 16:14:35 +0200 )edit

Is MS Office actually capable of opening and editing PDFs?

( 2018-02-17 16:15:53 +0200 )edit

M$Word can open PDF files that have been previously saved by it in a special way: such PDF files are actually 2-in-1, both PDF and DOCX in one file. ( 2018-07-10 08:19:50 +0200 )edit Use WPS PDF Converter at: https://www.wps.com/pdf-to-word ($30.00 USA) I know... I am using Windows OS, but this is by far the best way to convert until I discover something else. I had loads of Graphics and pics along with the texts.. The Graphics and pic transferred perfectly. The text had some font and sizing issues, but were easily editable in Libre Writer. (I opened the DOC after the PDF conversion using Libre). I have tried a lot of other ways and none did nearly as well as this for 200 to 300 page documents.

Good Luck!

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Libre Office Writer does not convert .pdf files to .odt. The feature is very much in demand in the form of a process that does not require programming skills. It is possible to use Microsoft Word to convert .pdf to .docx, then import .docx to .odt However, the point of using Libre Office is to avoid having to purchase MS Word.

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re: conversion from .pdf to .odt: MSWord does convert .pdf to ,docx quite well, especially for plain text .pdf Please add my name to the list of those requesting the Libre Office team to consider creating and including a .pdf to .odt conversion option into Libre Office soon.

( 2018-04-08 10:29:43 +0200 )edit

Now its easy to convert ODT to PDF, thanks to LibreOffice for embedding this feature. On this youtube video it is shown how to convert ODT to PDF in Libre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq9TZ...

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This answer is simply to a question that was not asked here.

( 2018-11-13 20:05:31 +0200 )edit

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Asked: 2015-03-20 20:50:30 +0200

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