Edit PDF in OO-Draw

Doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Sat Mar 12 16:47:35 UTC 2011

On 03/12/2011 03:18 AM, John D Lamb wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-03-11 at 09:39 -0800, Patton Echols wrote:
>> I have a PDF that is intended to be printed out, blanks filled in and
>> mailed in.  I would like to modify the document to add fillable fields.
>> With a new odf document in Writer, I am able to do this.
> There are several things you could try.
> 1. You could use pdf2ps followed by ps2eps to convert the pdf file to an
> eps file readable by Writer. This will work but the quality may not be
> good.
> 2. You could use gimp to convert the pdf file to a png image, which
> Writer can read. You’ll need a resolution of at least 300 pixels/inch
> (600 is better). Insert the png file in Writer, set its wrap to in
> background and set to original size. Main drawback of this method is the
> size of the file.
> 3. You could just read the original PDF in Draw and add form controls
> over the top. I don’t know if this works for your purpose.
> 4. You could recreate the whole document the way you want it in Writer.
> This may be the quickest way.
You may be the person who knows how to convert pdf to dxf.  I don't
have hundreds of $ to spend to do it!  (And I only need to do it a few
times.)  Or anybody else out there. . . .

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