For a better way to edit PDFs, use Libreoffice's hidden gem, Draw


Libreoffice is a versatile software suite that has made a name for itself as a free and open source alternative to Microsoft Office. — Robert Guenther/dpa

Writing text, creating a presentation, editing a PDF: Do you really need a separate program for everything?

Often there's no way around it, but you might be surprised at just how much you can do with one nifty program that's possibly already installed on your computer.

LibreOffice, a versatile software suite that has made a name for itself as a free and open source alternative to Microsoft Office, is probably best known for its word processor program, Writer.

But take a look at the other members of the suite, and you'll notice you can also edit PDF documents using the graphics program Draw.

It doesn't matter if it's graphics, photos or text: Once you've opened a PDF in Draw, you're already editing what you're looking at in just a few clicks.

You'll find all tools for editing in a box on the right-hand side of the screen. Once you're happy with the changes, just hit save and the PDF is ready to be shared.

LibreOffice is free to download in dozens of languages and comes with individual programs for creating spreadsheets, presentations, charts and formulas, among other things. – dpa

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