Converting PDF to Word Format for Editing

In an earlier post, I described how to use cups-pdf to print documents directly to PDF in Ubuntu 9.04. While playing around with cups-pdf, I discovered kword. This nifty piece of editor software allows you to convert PDF files to a format that could be edited. You can then convert it to PDF format again by ‘printing’ it to PDF using cups-pdf.

To get started, you have to install kword using the following:

sudo apt-get install kword

Now you invoke it using:

Applications -> Office -> kword

Here, use the File -> Import feature to import any PDF file into it. Happy editing!

Note: If the PDF is password protected, kword allows you to enter the password to decrypt it.