Saturday, September 30, 2023
 Popular · Latest · Hot · Upcoming
rated 0 times [  14] [ 0]  / answers: 1 / hits: 4023  / 2 Years ago, sat, january 29, 2022, 12:24:22

I have a PDF file which I want to edit in LibreOffice Draw/Writer without corrupting it. Is there any way I can do it?

I have already installed the LibreOffice pdfimport plugin, yet the PDF file is getting corrupted with it. I just want to add an image in the PDF file after opening it with LibreOffice. I have been searching for how to do this for the last 4 hours and I am not able to find a way.

If it is not possible with Libreoffice, which software should I use in Ubuntu to add images in PDF files without losing their letter recognition capabilities?

Edit: I was trying to fill an application form, that's why I needed to edit the pdf file.

More From » libreoffice


PDF is not designed to be an editable format.

  • Importing in LibreOffice Impress causes the PDF objects to be converted to LO objects that match as best as possible. This inevitably leads to changes because of incomplete mapping and conversion between the objects in these fundamentally different file formats. These changes may be less or more disrupting depending on the PDF.

  • Importing in Gimp caused the PDF to be rendered in bitmap format. The looks are exactly the same, but an exported PDF will contain bitmap information. If vector objects were present in the original PDF, these will be lost.

Perhaps Xournal++ will suit your needs. You can add text, annotations and images to an existing PDF. The added content will be included as an additional layer, without changing the initial PDF data in any way.

Another way to add objects to an existing PDF would be to use command line tools. For example, pdftk with its stamp option allows to superimpose one PDF on another, useful for example to add page numbers, or eventually a graphic.

It is preferred, however, where possible, to work with source documents in the appropriate format for editing, and export the final version to PDF.

[#1352] Monday, January 31, 2022, 2 Years  [reply] [flag answer]
Only authorized users can answer the question. Please sign in first, or register a free account.

Total Points: 221
Total Questions: 114
Total Answers: 120

Location: France
Member since Fri, Jan 28, 2022
2 Years ago
rinstracte questions
Wed, Jun 15, 22, 02:09, 1 Year ago
Tue, Jan 24, 23, 01:39, 9 Months ago
Wed, Jun 9, 21, 04:34, 2 Years ago
Sun, Apr 17, 22, 11:38, 1 Year ago
Sun, Oct 3, 21, 08:14, 2 Years ago