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I'm looking for app capable of editing pdf file (text, insert images) Alternatively I need an app which able to properly convert PDF to DOC/ODF and back to PDF

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marked as duplicate by Seth, Mik, Florian Diesch, Eric Carvalho, vasa1 Mar 12 '13 at 4:10

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First of all: "properly convert PDF to DOC/ODF and back to PDF" - Convertion is nearly always a loss operation. No tool can offer you a 100% correct conversion forth and back.

As far as I know, there is no converter or else that offers a PDF to WDF (WhateverDocumentFormat) conversion, since it is basically not possible.

For the PDF Editor, I use and recommend "Master PDF Editor". It is available in the ubuntu repositories or from their website:

For ODT/DOC to PDF operations Libre-/OpenOffice is simply unbeaten.

Have Fun.

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With LibreOffice you can also save the ODF source file embedded to the PDF (a hybrid PDF/ODF file). "Hybrid PDF/ODF files will be opened in LibreOffice as an ODF file without any layout changes." – carnendil Mar 11 '13 at 18:16

If you are willing to spend some money, you can try PDF Studio ( The Pro version has almost all the capabilities of Acrobat Pro but it is like four time cheaper.

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You could try Master PDF Editor. It was reviewed here:

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i didnt think so – agha rehan abbas Jun 22 '14 at 9:15
The link provided doesn't work anymore :( – MadMike Jun 15 at 9:32

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