How to edit a PDF in Linux

Edit a PDF in Linux


Most of the users assume that PDFs are not editable. However, this is not true. There is a wide range of software available in the market that you can use to edit your PDFs. Generally, the users prefer built-in tools or utilities to edit PDFs rather than installing an external application. Today, we are going to share with you the method of editing a PDF in Linux Mint 20.

Method of Editing a PDF in Linux Mint 20:

Instead of using a third-party tool for editing a PDF, you can use a built-in tool in Linux Mint 20 i.e. LibreOffice Draw. Search for LibreOffice Draw in the application menu of Linux Mint 20 as highlighted in the following image and click on it to launch it:

Once LibreOffice Draw is launched in Linux Mint 20, you need to click on the File tab from the menu bar of LibreOffice Draw.

From the File menu, you need to click on the Open option as highlighted in the image shown below:

Now you will be allowed to browse through your computer system to search for a PDF that you wish to edit. We wanted to edit a PDF named PDF1.pdf. After selecting your desired PDF, click on the Open button as highlighted in the following image:

Once your PDF will be opened with LibreOffice Draw, you can edit your PDF just the way you want. In our case, a line, “Hi. This is a PDF File.” was already written. I have added another line to it, “I Have Edited this PDF”.

Now click on the “Export” icon to save your edited PDF as highlighted in the image shown below:

You can either save the edited file with the same name or you can even have a different name with your newly edited file as we did. After naming it, you can click on the “Save” button as highlighted in the following image:

To verify if your PDF has been edited or not, you can double click on your newly saved file to launch it and you will be able to see that it has been edited as shown in the image below:


By using the method explained to you in this article, you can get your PDFs edited within no time and that too without installing any third-party applications. Although, there are lots of other external tools available with which you can edit your PDFs. But the method that we presented to you in this article is the simplest since it makes use of a built-in utility.

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