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    How to insert a PDF into a Word Doc?

    Hi all -

    I am struggling with the following in Open Office and hope you might be able to help.

    I have a word document which requires the inclusion of a separate PDF document as an annex.

    Both documents open properly on their own, but when I go to Insert / File and then select my PDF, I get a corrupted PDF document.

    Any ideas on how I can just bring it in natively and in the right position?

    Chris

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    Re: How to insert a PDF into a Word Doc?

    Quote Originally Posted by blueghoti View Post
    Hi all -

    I am struggling with the following in Open Office and hope you might be able to help.

    I have a word document which requires the inclusion of a separate PDF document as an annex.

    Both documents open properly on their own, but when I go to Insert / File and then select my PDF, I get a corrupted PDF document.

    Any ideas on how I can just bring it in natively and in the right position?

    Chris
    You could copy the entire PDF document (i.e., use Ctrl-A to select the whole, and next, use Ctrl-C to copy it). Then, with your cursor at the desired insert point, use Shift-Ctrl-V to paste the contents of the PDF into the Open Office document as unformatted text. You'll have to do some minor cleaning up, but doing so should be easy and quick.

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    Re: How to insert a PDF into a Word Doc?

    Hi - that's a good idea, thanks. Didn't work however - I neglected to mention there are a lot of tables which didn't copy over properly...

    Any other thoughts?

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    Re: How to insert a PDF into a Word Doc?

    Quote Originally Posted by blueghoti View Post
    Hi - that's a good idea, thanks. Didn't work however - I neglected to mention there are a lot of tables which didn't copy over properly...

    Any other thoughts?
    you could install openoffice.org-pdfimport from the repos and then open and edit pdf file in openoffice draw. so the procedure to import a table from a pdf to writer with formatting would be;
    1.open pdf with openoffice draw
    2.select/copy what you want
    3. past it in the document file

    good luck

    /(maybe its not the simplest way....)
    Last edited by ~Plue; April 6th, 2011 at 01:34 PM.

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    Re: How to insert a PDF into a Word Doc?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Plue View Post
    you could install openoffice.org-pdfimport from the repos and then open and edit pdf file in openoffice draw. so the procedure to import a table from a pdf to writer with formatting would be;
    1.open pdf with openoffice draw
    2.select/copy what you want
    3. past it in the document file

    good luck

    /(maybe its not the simplest way....)
    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.
    (Seemed pretty simple to me.)
    Thanks, ~Plue.

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    Re: How to insert a PDF into a Word Doc?

    Quote Originally Posted by rewyllys View Post
    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.
    odd.. mine opens with draw even if i explicitly open it with writer (same version as yours)

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    Re: How to insert a PDF into a Word Doc?

    Good tips, guys. A bit of formatting / tweaking needed but helpful!

    Thanks!

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    Re: How to insert a PDF into a Word Doc?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Plue View Post
    odd.. mine opens with draw even if i explicitly open it with writer (same version as yours)
    I agree that that is odd.

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    Re: How to insert a PDF into a Word Doc?

    Only way to include a single PDF page in another document as VECTOR, is to do this in Scribus:

    - Creating your own document in Scribus
    - inserting a new imagebox
    - importing the single pdf page
    - set *adjust frame to image"

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    Re: How to insert a PDF into a Word Doc?

    Well, as to convert PDF to Word, it will be easy to do with a pdf convertion tool like Advanced PDF Converter which allows you to convert pdf to word,excel,ppt.what's more, it can also convert word to pdf files with ease.

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