Master PDF Editor

Master PDF Editor 3.7

Create, edit, preview, encrypt, sign, and print XPS and PDF files
4.1.30 (See all)

Master PDF Editor lets you perform various operations on PDF and XPS files. The application looks very similarly to a text editor, which makes it very easy to use. Still, it is always a good idea to explore its extensive online help documentation.

One of the uses of the tool is previewing the contents of documents and, while you read, you can also add comments and annotations, by creating sticky notes as well as underlining, striking out, and highlighting text. Moreover, you can organize your reading by adding bookmarks or editing existing ones.

It is also good that the tool can create documents from scratch. Then, you can easily insert various types of objects, including text boxes, images, rectangles, ellipses, and free-draw lines. Similarly, you can modify objects of this type when you are working on an existing document. Likewise, you can change page order, delete pages, rotate them, and crop their contents. It is possible to extract selected pages into a new document as well.

The application can also help you edit forms. Thus, it supports various types of field objects, such as combo box, drop-down menu, edit box, list box and radio button. In addition, it can import and export form data. In terms of security, Master PDF Editor can protect the contents of your documents by encrypting them with 128-bit algorithms. It can also add signatures to your PDFs. Last but not least, the features of the tool can be expanded by writing your own Javascript code, which can be executed on such events as opening, saving and printing a document.

In general, Master PDF Editor is a great alternative to more expensive tools. Since it supports both PDF and XPS, it can be used to convert between these two formats. It is a pity that, although the application can export document pages as images, it does not support Microsoft Office formats. It cannot convert scanned pages into editable text either.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary


  • Create PDFs from scratch.
  • Supports converting between PDF and XPS.
  • Work with form fields.
  • Add protection to your documents.
  • Edit document contents


  • No OCR features.
  • It cannot export to Microsoft Office formats
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