How to Open, Edit / Modify PDF Document Files for Free with OpenOffice

If you don’t want to buy expensive software to open and edit PDF files, here is the solution to open, edit or modify PDF documents for free. The free office application like OpenOffice, along with PDF extension will act as Free PDF editor which lets you access and edit your PDF files for free.

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The Sun OpenOffice PDF Import Extension is very easy to install and use. The different features in the OpenOffice extension include..

  • Edit font attributes
  • Retain font appearance
  • Converts images and vector graphics
  • Import of password-protected PDF files
  • Import shapes with default styles
  • Colors and bitmap support
  • Levels remain true


How to Install ?

To use this, first you need to download it from the extensions page. Download the add-on by selecting your OS and then click Get It. You will be asked to save the OXT file, do it and simply double click to install the OpenOffice extension.

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How to Use?

You can directly open any PDF document in OpenOffice draw. You will be able to edit various elements of the document. In order to edit a text element you can simply double click the element to make your modifications. Right clicking an image you will see a menu that includes entries for various arrangements of the image, cropping, and converting. You can convert embedded images into different types of objects (Polygons, Contour, 3D, 3D Rotation File, or Metafile).

Saving the Changes

You can save the changes in the PDF format you can do that by clicking Export to PDF and you should not directly use Save As. If you want to save the document in one of the supported OpenOffice Draw formats you can use Save As.

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