LibreOffice: Exporting editable PDFs
Thread poster: Jean Dimitriadis

Jean Dimitriadis  Identity Verified
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Nov 22, 2019

Hello,

Some of you may already know this, but this feature has recently come into my attention, and I thought it may be worth sharing:

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LibreOffice (a free/libre open source and cross-platform office suite) offers the ability to export PDFs which embed the equivalent OpenDocument (ODF) file.

In practice, the exported file reads as a standard PDF that can be opened in any PDF reader.

The added benefit is that it can also be opene
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Hello,

Some of you may already know this, but this feature has recently come into my attention, and I thought it may be worth sharing:

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LibreOffice (a free/libre open source and cross-platform office suite) offers the ability to export PDFs which embed the equivalent OpenDocument (ODF) file.

In practice, the exported file reads as a standard PDF that can be opened in any PDF reader.

The added benefit is that it can also be opened and edited directly in LibreOffice as a word processing file, with no conversion and no format loss.

Further reading: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Faq/Writer/PDF_Hybrid#What_is_a_hybrid_PDF_file.3F

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I can see how this feature could be useful in the context of receiving/preparing/editing/sharing source and target files…

Jean

[Edited at 2019-11-22 11:59 GMT]
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Tom in London
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Yes, and... Nov 22, 2019

.. after editing the PDF in LibreOffice, you can export it as a PDF that Acrobat Reader will open !!!

Wow!



[Edited at 2019-11-22 12:40 GMT]


 

Jean Dimitriadis  Identity Verified
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Exactly! Nov 22, 2019

And the then exported PDF is still editable, and so forth.

Oh, the possibilities


Tom in London
 

Tom in London
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And... Nov 22, 2019

Jean Dimitriadis wrote:

And the then exported PDF is still editable, and so forth.

Oh, the possibilities


And you can do find/replace on the PDF ! So you can actually translate a PDF directly, without converting it to some other format !


 


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