OpenOffice 3 = Free PDF Editor + Acrobat Writer

With OpenOffice, you can import PDF files into Draw (PowerPoint), edit the contents of the PDF file and then export the changed file as a hybrid PDF meaning you can later re-edit the generated PDF files back in OpenOffice.

July 17, 2012

Though you write PDF documents without Adobe Acrobat, there aren’t many choices for manipulating or editing PDF files. Most available PDF editors are either commercial or offer very limited functionality.

All this is expected to change with Sun OpenOffice 3 which includes native PDF import and export features.

Related: How to Edit PDF Files

You will be able import PDF files into Draw (PowerPoint), perform the edits and then export them as hybrid PDFs meaning you can edit the PDF files back again in OpenOffice.

OpenOffice 3 will be available on Windows and Mac. It may not have all the PDF editing features of Acrobat but may still satisfy the needs of most users who only require basic editing.