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       This seems to be a much longer way of editing  ;-)

           my way - open in LO's Draw program then edit page by page or
within each page;
              and/or save from the Draw program to whichever extension you
so desire.

       Well, I've always followed the KISs method - especially when it
comes to this 'glorified typewriter'  ;-)

On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 12:22 AM, Steve Edmonds

I just tried an interesting thing.
Uploaded a PDF with images to google drive. Right clicked the PDF and open
with google docs. Then the PDF was converted to a google doc and I could
download the PDF as an odt and edit it.


On 2013-04-06 10:50, Tom Davies wrote:

Hi :)
Ouch!  Single images are ok as you can right-click and save them or even
just drag them out of the Pdf sometimes but if it's tons of logos or
overlapping images then it can be a total Pita.  My cheating way was to use
Gimp to import (luckily only a page or 2 at a time and only a couple in the
entire thing), crop and resize, sometimes change RGB into "indexed" and
then alpha channel the white-space and plonked on the page.  After a few of
those people stopped sending me stuff as Pdfs! :))
Regards from
Tom :)

From: David Ronis <>
To: Jay Lozier <>
Sent: Friday, 5 April 2013, 22:28
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Importing PDF problem

Hi Jay,

Thanks for the reply.  I'm using Linux (Slackware).  Unfortunately,
exporting to text is not an option here as the PDF's contain various
drawings that can't be omitted.


From: Jay Lozier <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Importing PDF problem
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:18:42 -0400

On 04/05/2013 04:18 PM, David Ronis wrote:

I'm currently working on a large project that requires me to import many
documents from my colleagues, some in word or PDF formats, into a single
file.  Libreoffice doesn't work if I try Insert->File... on a PDF file
(I get an error popup saying Error rereading the file).

I can open the PDF file (in draw) and cut and paste each PDF page into
the document, but that is painful.

Is there a way to make File->Insert work, perhaps via a macro?  If not,
consider this a feature request.


 What OS are you using?

In some pdf readers you can export the entire file as a plain text file
and this file can be opened in Writer or imported into Calc. I do not
know if this would less or more painful. You would have the entire file
at once but would need to format the text.

Jay Lozier

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