I sometimes get documents which have printed to / exported as PDF files. Now, Libreoffice is only willing to open these in Draw, not in Writer. I want to be able to make an ODT out of the PDF which I can then continue editing.
- Actively maintained
- Works in Linux
- Creates a sequence of text as paragraphs rather numerous frames per page, each with some bit of text
- Works from the command-line without a GUI
- Libre license
- Actively developed
- Infers structural features - the more the merrier: Headers, footers, endontes, footnotes, sections, breaks, multiple columns, indentation, numbered lists, styles, etc. etc.
- Support for Right-to-Left languages (PDF printing often messes that up in annoying ways, e.g. with breaking lines according to visual order).
- A tool which produces RTF, or DOCX, is close enough.
This related question:
has answers which don't meet my criteria, with the top one being opening the PDF in LibreOffice. And another related question:
does not require gratis converters, and hence got a suggestion to use Adobe Acrobat (non-gratis and on Windows).