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."

Step 6

Click "Save."