How to convert ODT files to PDF

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LibreOffice / OpenOffice

ODT files - as we just pointed out - almost always come from OpenOffice or LibreOffice. Therefore, if you are dealing with such a document, it is very likely that one of these two productivity suites is already installed on your PC.

Well, know that LibreOffice and OpenOffice (being based on the same source code) both contain the export function to PDF and both allow you to convert ODT file to PDF following the same, very simple, steps.



All you have to do is open the ODT file to be transformed into PDF (by double clicking on its icon or selecting the item apri from the menu Fillet di Writer) and will select the voice Export to PDF format from the menu Fillet which is located at the top left.

A window will open in which you can adjust all the parameters relating to the PDF to be generated. Through the box Pages you can choose whether to convert all the pages of the original ODT file or just a specific page range; placing the check mark next to the item Compression without losses or accanto alla voce JPEG compression you can choose whether or not to compress the images included in the document; by going to the tab Safety and clicking on the button Set password you can protect the PDF from unauthorized access or you can block its editing and printing, and so on.

Once you have adjusted all the settings to your taste, all you have to do is click on the button Export, select the folder in which to save the final PDF and press the button Save.


You are dealing with an ODT file that contains a fillable form? Then make sure that in the window that appears after selecting the item Export to PDF format from the menu Fillet the option is also selected Create PDF form (otherwise the generated PDF will not be fillable). For more information on this, check out my tutorial on how to create editable PDFs.


Note: in case OpenOffice or LibreOffice are not yet installed on your computer, find out how to do it by looking for one of the many themed tutorials available on the blog. One above all is the one about How to Download OpenOffice.

Online2PDF

If you need to convert multiple ODT files to PDF at the same time, try Online2PDF. It is a completely free online service, which does not require registration in order to function, thanks to which it is possible to convert up to 20 files at a time for a maximum weight of 100MB. It is compatible with all web browsers and respects the privacy of users by deleting all files that are uploaded to its servers within a few hours.

To use it, linked to its home page and drag the ODT files to be transformed into PDF in the red box at the bottom. Then click on the button Convert and wait for the documents to be converted first and then downloaded to your PC. It should take just a few seconds.

If you want, you can also merge the content of two or more ODT files and transport it into a single PDF. All you have to do is select the item Merge files give menu to tendin fashion, arrange the documents in the order you want to be respected in the final PDF (using the mouse) and click on the button Convert.


ZamZar

ZamZar is another proven online converter, which allows you to convert multiple documents at the same time with a ceiling of 100MB per upload. It respects the privacy of users like Online2PDF, but unlike the latter it requires the entry of a valid email address to work; email address to which the links to download the generated files are sent.


To use it, linked to its home page and drag the ODT documents to be transformed into PDF in the green box. Then select the item pdf give menu to tendin Step 2, type your email address in the field Step 3 e pulsing sul pulsating Convert to start converting files.

Within a few minutes you will receive e-mails with links to download all the documents you have chosen to convert.

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