How to Convert a PDF to ODT in Ubuntu

Written by michael butler
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The Ubuntu operating system now comes standard with the LibreOffice application suite. LibreOffice includes Writer, a word processor that uses the ODT file format as the default format to save documents. In the past, users had to get a special extension for LibreOffice to use PDFs. However, importing PDFs now comes as a native feature of the software suite. Once imported into LibreOffice, you can convert the PDF to a different format.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open LibreOffice Writer.

  2. 2

    Click the "File" menu. Click "Open."

  3. 3

    Navigate to the PDF file you want to convert, click it and click "Open."

  4. 4

    Click the "File" menu and select "Save As."

  5. 5

    Click the "File Type" menu and select "ODT."

  6. 6

    Click "Save."

Tips and warnings

  • Not all PDFs import and convert with proper formatting. If you have problems, you can manually edit the files or download third-party software to perform the conversion.

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