How to edit a PDF in Linux Mint 20 ?

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.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform Linux related tasks.

In this context, we shall look into how to edit a PDF on Linux Mint 20.

Method to edit 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. 

i. Search for LibreOffice Draw in the application menu of Linux Mint 20 and click on it to launch it.

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

iii. From the File menu, you need to click on the Open option.

iv. Now you will be allowed to browse through your computer system to search for a PDF that you wish to edit. After selecting your desired PDF, click on the Open button.

v. Once your PDF will be opened with LibreOffice Draw, you can edit your PDF just the way you want.

vi. Now click on the “Export” icon to save your edited PDF.

vii. 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.

viii. 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.

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This article will guide you on how to get PDFs edited within no time and that too without installing any third-party applications. To open a PDF file in #Ubuntu, Simply, double click on the #PDF file icon, or right-click and select the "Open with Document Viewer" option.

To edit files in #Linux:

1. Press the ESC key for normal mode.

2. Press i Key for insert mode.

3. Press :q! keys to exit from the editor without saving a file.

4. Press :wq! Keys to save the updated file and exit from the editor.

5. Press :w test. txt to save the file as test. txt.

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