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How to Convert PDF to ODT Files

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OpenOffice.org is a popular alternative to Microsoft Word because of its flexibility and usability across different platforms. Therefore, it is common for users to convert other file types to ODT, which is the standard extension for most OpenOffice documents. PDF, which is the most common file format for digital files, is usually converted to ODT when one needs to edit the content without specialized software. There are many ways to accomplish this task. This article aims to telling you the easiest way to convert PDF to ODT.

Part 1Get a Powerful PDF to ODT Converter

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Wondershare PDFelement is a popular solution for many problems involving inter-document conversions. It enables you to convert PDF files to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and a host of other file types using a simple and user-friendly interface. Apart from conversions, PDFelement enables users to edit and print PDF documents, including editing images, layouts, and text within the documents. Users can also manipulate scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) that comes as a standard feature on PDFelement.

Additionally, users get a whole arsenal of PDF editing tools, including an annotation module that lets you add callouts, objects, underlines, strikethroughs, and highlights on selected text. You can also create and edit forms easily using the application, which helps you save time when dealing with online forms. You can further add and edit cutting-edge security features such as passwords, redactions, custom digital signatures, and watermarks to help protect the privacy and security of your documents.

Part 2Steps for Converting PDF to ODT Files

PDFelement enables users to obtain clean copies of ODT files that can be used on different platforms. To obtain ODT files, you first need to convert your PDF files to Word and the save the Word files as ODT.

Step 1. Upload PDF Files

Once PDFelement launches, you can launch the converter module by clicking the large "Batch Process" icon on the primary window. This will open a smaller window that allows you to upload your PDF files for conversion. Click "Add Files" at the top to import as many PDF files as you want.

Step 2. Convert PDF to Word

Once the file(s) has been uploaded, make sure that "Word" is selected as the output format on the top right corner. Also, if you have one or more scanned documents, ensure you tick the box next to OCR to make sure all the content is lifted from your PDF file(s). Finally, click "Start" to begin. Once the process is complete, a pop-up notification box will notify you of the status.

Step 3. Save Word as ODT

Navigate to the output folder where your converted Word files were stored. Open each file with Microsoft Word and navigate to the "File" menu. Click "Save As" and select the drop-down options box titled "Save as Type". Here, select "OpenDocument Text". Select the appropriate destination folder and click "Save" once you are done.

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