[QUOTE=rewyllys;10645498]Also available via Synaptic Package Manager is libreoffice-pdfimport
I just experimented with installing this (in LibreOffice 3.3.2), and then opening a PDF file in LibreOffice Writer. LO Writer opened the PDF without difficulty and printed it out correctly.

for the sake of sounding stupid, how exactly would I install libreoffice-pdfimport?
i looked on the software centre and couldnt see it, neither on the dashboard?