The ODT or OpenDocument Text file format was developed for a more seamless multi-platform support for open XML-based file format for office application. In most cases, you have to convert PDF files to ODT so as to allow word processing programs like Open Office to access and open the file and therefore edit it. Here I will teach you 2 ways to convert PDF to ODT file format. If you want to convert PDF to other formats, you can try to use PDFelement Pro.
One easy and popular way to convert from PDF to ODT is by copying the contents of a PDF file to the clipboard after opening it with any PDF viewer that the computer comes with or that was installed to the system and pasting them on a blank page of Open Office Writer program.
Step 1. Open the PDF file using Adobe Acrobat Pro. At the top of the screen, you will find the "Edit" option from which you can select "Copy File to Clipboard". This action copies the entire content of the file to the clipboard so you do not have to highlight the contents manually, which may be inconvenient and which puts a risk that part of the file is left out.
Step 2. Launch open office and create a new document. On the blank page right-click on the mouse and select "Paste" from the set of options. This should paste the entire content that you copied from the PDF file.
Several websites offer file conversion services, most of which are available for free. With a decent internet speed, you may avail of these services so as to eliminate the need to download and install any converter program on the computer. For file conversion from PDF to ODT, you may access Zamzar, which makes it possible to easily convert pdf files through the simple and easy to use website. The four steps to convert files are visible on the main page of the site to ensure that you are aware of and can keep track on the conversion progress.
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