Edit PDF for Free with LibreOffice

February 14, 2014 @ No comments yet

Another question from a friend and today’s question is about software to edit PDF for free. Well, if you’re expecting a premium pdf editor for free, i guess you can’t find it anywhere. A great PDF editor usually a commercial one. But if you’re looking for a simple PDF editor which can do standard editing such as text editing, coloring, re-sizing, layout redesigning and such — try LibreOffice.

LibreOffice is a¬†Free Open Source Software¬†licensed under the terms of the LGPLv3. Which mean you can have it for free, you can copy as many times as you like because it’s developed by a community.

LibreOffice is community-driven and developed software which is a project of the not-for-profit organization, The Document Foundation.

It is actually an Office Production software bundle contain Words and Spreadsheet processing, Database, Math Formula, Drawing and also a Presentation tool.

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To edit PDF, simply open PDF file with it and it will automatically call Draw Drawing to handle the PDF and you can edit afterwards. More detail please follow the following steps.

  • Prepare the PDF file
  • Run LibreOffice (You can download it from www.libreoffice.org).
  • Open PDF file through Open File menu and navigate to PDF file location (you can drag directly from Windows Explorer if you want).

Open PDF from Open File Menu

  • Wait for a while as it will prepare Draw Drawing to handle the PDF file.
  • Now that the PDF opened, you may edit the file to suit your need.
  • WHen you done, export the PDF through Export as PDF sub menu within File menu.
  • Press Export and choose your export location and then press save to finish.

Please note that you need to select the text or object within before editing, and sometime (depend on text layout you have) you can only select and edit the text per line. But overall for me LibreOffice is a great tool to edit pdf for free.

M Riza

Article by M Riza

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