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Master PDF Editor is a multi-platform application written in Qt that allows you to create, edit and encrypt PDF and XPS files. The tool can be used to modify or add text, insert images, split, merge or delete pages from PDF files as well as for annotating PDFs, adding sticky notes and much more.

Master PDF Editor Ubuntu

Master PDF Editor is not open source software. The Linux version is free for non-commercial use while the Windows version requires a License ($49.95) after 30 days.

Master PDF Editor features:
  • Change every element of a PDF File;
  • Create new PDF and XPS files or edit existing ones;
  • Add and/or edit bookmarks in PDF files;
  • Encrypt and/or protect PDF files using 128 bit encryption;
  • Convert XPS files into PDF;
  • Add UI controls such as buttons, checkboxes, lists, etc. to PDFs;
  • Highlight text, add sticky notes;
  • Import/export PDF pages into common graphical formats, including BMP, JPG, PNG, and TIFF;
  • Split and Merge PDF files;
  • Move Pages.

In my test, the application was very fast at loading PDF files and I was able to add, remove or change text and images without messing the original PDF formatting (for instance, when importing the same PDF file in LibreOffice Draw, the formatting was messed up).

Download Master PDF Editor

Ubuntu users can install Master PDF Editor by using Ubuntu Software Center: either search for it in Ubuntu Software Center or click the button below to install it:

Master PDF Editor Ubuntu

However, the version available in Ubuntu Software Center is a bit old so if you want to install the latest version, head over to the official Master PDF website to download it - Ubuntu deb file are available.

Arch Linux users can install Master PDF Editor via AUR.

For other Linux distributions, see the Master PDF Editor Linux downloads page - you'll find binaries (RPM and a a generic package) that should work on most Linux distributions.

Also see: Manage Your PDF Documents With Mendeley