How to convert pdf back to libre office?

Aruna Hewapathirane aruna.hewapathirane at gmail.com
Mon Sep 2 04:50:19 UTC 2013


Colin,

You *were* helping no apology needed.

As pointed out most of us are volunteers who freely give our time because
it is a worthy cause to support FOSS.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_open-source_software

There is a IRC channel ( Internet Relay Chat ) for LibreOffice where one
can access live help and guidance:
http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/irc-help/

This is a support list not a place for disgruntled rants no matter how well
justified. It would be nice to see a honest effort at seeking possible
solutions and workarounds on available knowledge  bases out there in the
public domain and after exhausting those then one asks here or elsewhere.

Open source is a development method for software that harnesses the power
of *distributed peer review and transparency of process.* The promise of
open source is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower
cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in.

If am out of line my apologies to all others on the list but sometimes it
is necessary to speak from the heart and I hope all what I have said will
be taken in the spirit it is meant in.
Aruna ( Infantile ? I think more like disgruntled and sadly lacking in
powers of analysis or observation to identify and relate to the service we
provide when it comes to assisting others for FREE ! )





On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 12:17 AM, Colin McCubbin <colinmcc at direct.ca> wrote:

>  Wow, David,
>
> How did I talk down to you? I suggested that you made copies of stuff
> before converting it. I'm actually older than you and started writing
> assembler for Control Data when you, if you are 60 were probably still in
> School, and device drivers for CP/M in the UK before Garry (or, some say
> his wife) had a falling out with IBM and Bill stepped in, thus Windows
> appeared..  My advice that you should make copies was based on making many,
> many screw ups myself and was intended to be helpful.
>
> I also pointed you at a service that would take your .pdf and convert back
> to a .doc.   Wasn't that what you wanted to do?
>
> If your infantile response was intended to reinforce your observation "I
> am 60 yrs old and getting a bit senile already." you sure did a good job of
> emphasizing that!
>
> So, again, my advice is 1. Back up before converting. 2. After failing to
> do so, take 10 seconds on Google to find a way to convert back, don't blame
> FOS software, simply go pay a high price and buy some bug ridden windoze
> stuff, it apparently makes you feel better to know that their bugs are
> 'features'...
>
> Colin
> (With apologies to others on this list, I really thought I was helping
> this guy..)
>
>
>
>
>
>
>  On 09/01/13 19:46, David M. Pelly wrote:
>
> Colin,
>
> Any product is only as good as it's service.
>
> I tried to use Ubuntu for a few months and I had too many problems and too
> poor service.
>
> Sometimes it takes days or weeks to get a reply.
>
> And often with a sarcarstic   "attitude", often talking down to me, like
> you are.
>
> Very, very  unprofessional.
>
> No people skills.
>
> Poor communication skills.
>
> No customer service skills.
>
> Very low calibre.
>
> More like:  "Pool room-  bar attitude"
>
> Pretty much "smart ass"  talk.
>
> Very much unrefined- rogue  people.
>
> Very low on the scale of intellectual and professional development.
>
> Not everyone, but most.
>
> Bob in KW and a guy in Calgary  stand above the crowd.
>
>
>
> And often I get an answer in "computer speak" , which a person has to
> have  a degree in computer science or something equivalent  to understand.
>
> I am 60 yrs old and getting a bit senile already.
>
>
>
>
> If a person is a "geek"  then I can see the good in Ubuntu.
>
> But Ubuntu is not user friendly for non geeks  or old foggies.
>
>
>
> So I switched back to Windows.
>
> I use Rogers telecom Techxpert for $10  per months.  If I have any
> problem,  I click on "chat with a Techxpert" on my desk top screen icon and
> they come on line in minutes and and I get the problem solved quickly  and
> with very good attitudes.
>
> Rogers is a major IP - phone and cable tv  provider  in Ontario.
>
>
>  They will bend over backwards to help with just about anything on the
> computer or on line.
>
> And as soon as I am done, I get a "customer satisfaction"  questionaire,
> where I evaluate the service I got and send it to them.
>
> All true professionals and respectable companies and people who want to be
> the best,  use customer satisfaction questionnaires now.
>
> Professionals know that critics are their best teachers.
>
>
>
>
>
> Rogers  will not help with Ubuntu.
>
> I am using "Ubuntu list"  because Libre is a Linux product.
>
> I was on the Libre page and I can't make head or tail from it.
>
>
> Thanks for the rest of your information.
>
> Will give a shot tomorrow.  Too late tonight.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> David
>
>
>  ------------------------------
> Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2013 19:12:42 -0700
> From: colinmcc at direct.ca
> To: ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: How to convert pdf back to libre office?
>
> David,
>
> I'm somewhat confused.. If you are using libre under windows, why post to
> an Ubuntu list?
>
> In future before converting *anything* from one format to another, always
> save a backup, for example your original xyz.doc also saved as xyz.doc.bak
> so if things go awry you can go back to the original and start again. This
> will save you many hours of head scratching and frustration both now and in
> the future.
>
> You could try an online service such as
>
> http://www.pdfonline.com/pdf-to-word-converter/
>
> To get your .doc back from the .pdf, depending on how 'sensitive' the .pdf
> content is of course.  Let us know if this works please.
>
> Colin
> Osoyoos
> BC
>
>
>
>
> .  On 09/01/13 17:27, David M. Pelly wrote:
>
> Jun,
>
> Thank you for your reply.
>
>
> I am using libre on windows.
>
> This is what I found:
>
>
> PDF Import does not show in Extension Manager<http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/18201/pdf-import-does-not-show-in-extension-manager/>
>
>    - pdf<http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questions/scope:all/sort:activity-desc/tags:pdf/page:1/>
>    - import<http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questions/scope:all/sort:activity-desc/tags:import/page:1/>
>    - pdf-import<http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questions/scope:all/sort:activity-desc/tags:pdf-import/page:1/>
>    - draw<http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questions/scope:all/sort:activity-desc/tags:draw/page:1/>
>
>   asked *May 28 '13*
> [image: this post is marked as community wiki]
>
> This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >75 is welcome to improve it.
>
> updated *Jun 11 '13*<http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questions/18201/revisions/>
>  [image: manj_k gravatar image]<http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/users/360/manj_k/>
> manj_k <http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/users/360/manj_k/>
> 6546 ●7 ●39 ●67
>   PDF Import does not show in Extension Manager. It was installed on LO4
> and Debian Testing (Wheezy) via "aptitude install libreoffice-pdfimport".
> It is interesting to see that the very first item under features (/
> www.libreoffice.org/features/extensions/) is PDF Import, but it not found
> anywhere at the Extension Center (
> extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center). This needs to be corrected,
> too.
> Also, it still very problematic with many PDF files.
> Last, but not least, the TAGS box below needs to be adjusted to allow more
> than 20 characters per tag. For example, I just tried to enter
> "libreoffice-pdfimport", but it did not allow.
>
>
>
>
>  ------------------------------
> Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2013 18:34:29 -0400
> Subject: Re: How to convert pdf back to libre office?
> From: johneddie.kerr at gmail.com
> To: ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com
>
> Hi David
> There is a PDF importer for LibreOffice. You can download it from the
> extensions download.
> Cheers
> Jun Kerr
> On Sep 1, 2013 10:02 AM, "David M. Pelly" <david.pelly at hotmail.ca> wrote:
>
>
> I made a libre office document.
>
> I wanted to send it to someone, so I converted it to pdf.
>
> Now, I want to edit it and I see the original libre doc is gone.
>
>
> And the pdf won't let me edit it.
>
> If it is possible, I don't see how?
>
>  It is not user friendly.
>
> I would prefer to be able to convert the pdf back to libre office doc.
>
>
> Can that be done?
>
> If so how?
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> David
>
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