How to Convert a PDF to ODT in Ubuntu

by Michael Butler

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.

Step 1

Open LibreOffice Writer.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Click "Save."


  • 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.


About the Author

A professional writer, Michael Butler has been writing Web content since 2010. Butler brings expertise in legal and computer issues to his how-to articles. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Washburn University. Butler also has a Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington.

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