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Have you ever heard of LibreOffice? LibreOffice is the office software, similar with Microsoft Office. But it is known by few people because it cannot be 100% compatible with the operating systems. In fact, it is the powerful and easy to operate. In this essay, we will introduce this software and talk about how convert PDF to the LibreOffice-supported format.

Part 1: What is LibreOffice?

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1. Definition of LibreOffice

LibreOffice was forked from, which was an open-sourced version. The source code is licensed with Mozilia Public License V2.0. The LibreOffice suite consists of programs for word processing, creating and editing of spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams and drawings, working with databases, and composing mathematical formulae. Compared with OpenOffice, LibreOffice has more special functions.

2. Features of LibreOffice

LibreOffice can import and export PDF files, Microsoft Works and LotusWord, and support OpenXML. In addition, the software is available in Debian, Ubuntu, Windows, Mac and some Linux versions.

3. Compatibility of LibreOffice

LibreOffice can be compatible with Microsoft Office and the other open-source office applications. The common formats, such as DOCX, PPTX and XLSX, are supported, and even some formats which cannot be opened in Microsoft Office.
In addition, LibreOffice has its own open document format, “.odt”. Of course, the .odt file can be saved as “.doc” and “.docx” when the LibreOffice users want to open the file in Microsoft Office.

4. Advantages of LibreOffice

Functional and small

LibreOffice is the functional office suite. It has many functions alike with the other office applications. However, compared with them, LibreOffice is opener. For example, Microsoft Office has 3 components, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. LibreOfficec has the additional functions, draw, base and math. What’s more, LibreOffice can be installed in the USB flash drive, the portable hard disk, and even SD card. That means you can use the software in different scenarios.

The interface of LibreOffice is not as colorful as Microsoft Office, and LibreOffice renders fonts and excels in different styles. That means that its appearance is different from Microsoft Office. But its functions are as useful as those of Microsoft Office. Besides, it is available in the low-configured devices, with less memory space taken.

Microsoft Office, WPS and LibreOffice are the well-known office applications. Although WPS and Microsoft Office are compatible with each other, LibreOffice run much stably than the others.

Easy to operate

LibreOffice is easy to use. For example, it offers the document patterns and it can automatically arrange the imported document. The heading, text, page and paragraph are fixed well in each pattern.


In recent years, Microsoft are attaching importance onto the open-source applications. Therefore, Microsoft Office is gradually compatible well with LibreOffice. Now, the latest PC version and the mobile version of Office can view the LibreOffice documents (i.e. .odt), but also generate the .odt documents. Besides, LibreOffice is free while Microsoft Office should be paid. Therefore, LibreOffice is favored by some users.

Next, we will talk about how to convert PDF to the LibreOffice-supported formats, ODT/DOC/DOCX.

Part 2: How to Convert PDF to LibreOffice-supported Format?

1. What is Renee PDF Aide?

Renee PDF Aide is the software that supports to edit PDF and convert PDF. With utilization of the advanced OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, it can convert PDF to Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Image/HTML/TXT and the other common formats. You can designate the specific pages to be converted at the speed of 80 pages/min. Besides, it can repair the damaged PDF files, compress PDF files to shorten the loading time, merge several files into one and rotate the file position. En/decryption and watermark are allowed to add for PDF files, too.
What’s more, Renee PDF Aide supports English/French/German/Spanish/Portuguese/Chinese/Korean/Japanese. Under the mode of OCR, it can greatly improve the accuracy of character recognition. Even though you are a new user, you can use this software easily.
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2. How to Convert PDF to LibreOffice-supported Format with Renee PDF Aide?

Renee PDF Aide contains two function modules, [PDF Tools] and [Convert PDF]. Next, we will show you how to use the software to convert PDF to the LibreOffice-supported formats.
How to convert PDF with Renee PDF Aide?
The steps are simple:
Step 1: Download and install Renee PDF Aide. Open the software and get into [Convert PDF].
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Step 2: Select the functions at the top menu. In this case, select Word, the format supported by LibreOffice. Then, click on [Add Files] to select the target file. Next, check the option [Enable OCR] to improve the character recognition.
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TipsWhat is OCR?
OCR is the technology that can convert the scanned paper document into the image file and then recognize the words on the file. The OCR-based software support us to further edit and improve the extracted words.
About the OCR function:
The OCR function can improve text recognition in two ways:
A. Recognize words on image and PDF. You can use this function to improve text recognition when you are going to convert the image-based PDF and the scanned PDF.
B. Recognize the font style to avoid garbled codes when there are different embedded font styles on the PDF file.
Step 3: Click on [Convert] to convert PDF to Word. Finally, you can open the Word file with LibreOffice and save as ODT.
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These are the steps about how to convert PDF to the LibreOffice-supported format with Renee PDF Aide. Besides, Renee PDF Aide can split/merge/rotate PDF pages and even repair the damaged PDF files.
How to edit with Renee PDF Aide?
Step 1: Download and install Renee PDF Aide. Open the software and get into [PDF Tools].
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Step 2: Select the functions at the top menu. Then, click on [Add Files] to select the PDF file.
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Instruction of each tool:
Repair: Fix the broken PDF file or the file that cannot be opened
Optimize: Compress large PDF file
Split: Split a PDF file into small files
Merge: Merge several PDF files into one, or merge the selected pages
Rotate: Adjust a PDF file at different angles
En/Decrypt: Lock and unlock PDF files
Watermark: Add overlay watermark or background to PDF files
Image→PDF: Convert one or more images into PDF file(s)
Step 3: Click on [Convert] to output the edited PDF file.
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