What’s New in the Master PDF Editor 5

Version 5.4.38
July, 9th, 2019

  • Noticeably improved drag-and-drop for all supported OS and fixed all known issues with it.
  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.4.33
July, 2rd, 2019

  • Fixed OCR and formatted text issues.
  • Updated translation and localization.

Version 5.4.30
June, 22th, 2019

  • Fixed scanner issues for macOS and Windows.
  • Fixed compatibility issues with latest Linux distros.
  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.4.20
June, 3rd, 2019

  • Fixed issues with long strings in default stamps.
  • Fixed some issues with HiDPI.
  • Fixed issues with certificate encryption for macOS.
  • Fixed issues with pages drag and drop in Windows.
  • Implemented insertion of multipage TIFF files in “Create from files” dialog.
  • Fixed some issues with Ubuntu 19.
  • Fixed several different issues.


Version 5.4.10
April, 30th, 2019

  • Fixed stability issues.
  • Improved dark theme. Users can switch light and dark themes in Tools -> Settings -> Appearance.
  • Completed localization for 15 languages.


Version 5.4.04
April, 15th, 2019

  • Added print profiles, possible to create them and assign keyboard shortcuts.
  • Page Size dialogue is fully reworked, fixed existing issues and added new possibilities.
  • Fixed issue with FDF export, added “Add full path to filename in export file” option.
  • Fixed issues with links for page export and import.
  • Added possibility to create multiline bookmarks.
  • Added option “Recreate pdf forms when opening”.
  • Fixed critical issues with resaving some PDF files.
  • Fixed issues with display of some comments.
  • Fixed issues with display of some fonts not embedded into document.
  • Other minor options and fixes.

Version 5.3.22
March, 14th, 2019

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.3.20
March, 6th, 2019

  • Fixed possible crash when copying forms.
  • Fixed issues with dark theme.
  • Fixed dialogue windows positions for large screens.
  • Extended application localization.

Version 5.3.16
February, 20th, 2019

  • Fixed freeze on print dialogue opening.
  • Fixed other issues.
  • Extended application localization.

Version 5.3.12
February, 15th, 2019

  • Added option to open same document in multiple tabs.
  • Fixed issue of pages thumbnails render.
  • Added possibility to faster change color for comments like text highlight.
  • Added possibility to render comments form Okular and previous versions of macOS Preview.
  • Fixes issue with using digital certificate for some PDF files.
  • Fixed other issues.

Version 5.3.02
February, 1st, 2019

  • Fixed critical bug which caused application to crash on specific PDF files.
  • Extended application localization.

Version 5.3.00
January, 25th, 2019

  • Improved printing system and fixed some related errors.
  • Fixed several different issues.
  • Extended application localization.

Version 5.2.20
December, 18th, 2018

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.2.11
December, 5th, 2018

  • Fixed issues with certificate PDF encryption.

Version 5.2.08
December, 4th, 2018

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.2.00
November, 22th, 2018

  • Enhanced signature security.
  • Extended JavaScript API.
  • Improved viewing and navigation functionality.
  • Fixed multiple issues.

Version 5.1.68
October, 22th, 2018

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.1.60
October, 7th, 2018

  • Added “Shrink to printable area” function for print which changes page size to correspond to the paper size of laser printers.
  • Added “Reload File” function which reloads current document from the disk.
  • Added “Take a Snapshot” function which copies selected area to the clipboard as image, which can be inserted into other applications.
  • Extended keyboard shortcuts.
  • Extended application localization.
  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.1.42
September, 16th, 2018

  • Added possibility to open encrypted attachments.
  • Fixed issue with encrypted files.
  • Added support for more JavaScript functions.
  • Fixed other miscellaneous issues.

Version 5.1.36
August, 27th, 2018

  • Added ruler displayed with the grid.
  • Improved vector images editing.
  • Fixed compatibility issues with latest Adobe version.
  • Fixed printing issues in Windows.
  • Fixed multiple other issues.
  • Extended application localization.

Version 5.1.24
August, 16th, 2018

  • Fixed several issues.
  • Fully optimized for macOS High Sierra.

Version 5.1.12
August, 9th, 2018

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.1.00
August, 6th, 2018

  • First 5.x release for macOS.
  • Added additional panel with signatures allowing to quickly and comfortably verify and sign signature fields with digital certificate including invisible signature fields.
  • Fixed issues with PDF forms and stamps display.
  • Fixed Save Optimized As issues.
  • Fixed some issues with digital certificate PDF encryption.
  • Fixed render issues of some documents.
  • Fixed multiple other issues.

Version 5.0.36
July, 8th, 2018

  • Improved PDF documents optimization. Added layers merge functionality.
  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.0.32
July, 2nd, 2018

  • Fixed issues with Import and Export of PDF pages.
  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.0.30
June, 29th, 2018

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.0.28
June, 19th, 2018

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.0.23
June, 11th, 2018

  • Fixed issues when working with documents scanning to PDF.
  • Fixed issues with images editing in external application.
  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.0.15
May, 29th, 2018

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.0.08
May, 25th, 2018

  • Fixed problem with XFA format.
  • Fixed some other issues.

Version 5.0.03
May, 21th, 2018

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.0.02
May, 16th, 2018

New Master PDF Editor 5.0 release based on 4.x is an evolutionary leap of the whole product. Numerous additions introduce fundamentally new features besides improving ease and experience of PDF work. Of course, lots of known issues are fixed and Master PDF Editor stability is also greatly increased.

New features:

  • Implemented redaction of sensitive information functionality.
  • Implemented initials creation and insertion for PDF documents.
  • Added alternative rendering method for PDF documents. It is distinctly faster and automatically turned on for HiDPI screens.
  • Added option: reduce RAM usage or increase render speed.
  • Implemented direct FDF file opening without the need to open PDF file and import FDF.
  • Implemented layers functionality (Read only currently. Editing will be added in further releases).
  • Added drag-and-drop pages functionality, which works between different Master PDF Editor instances.
  • Added possibility to open multipage TIFF files. When opened, TIFF files are automatically converted to PDF document.
  • Added possibility to edit raster images in external application.
  • Added new Insert Pages dialog. Now it is possible to insert pages from multiple files and image files.
  • Added possibility to specify move to action by a button or a link with visual selection of the target position using scroll, mouse and zoom.
  • Added default size setting for Sticky note comments.
  • Added possibility to edit vector image by vertices.
  • Added line width and opacity for Grid settings.
  • Added option to save last used tool.
  • Added Locked parameter for comments.
  • Implemented reply functionality for comments.
  • Added status setting for comments.
  • Implemented possibility to view comments by type, author and state.
  • Implemented Previous and Next view functions.
  • Added functions to move object forward or backward one position.
  • Added Edit raster images tool.
  • Added Edit vector images tool.
  • Added certificate settings.
  • Added certificate manager for Linux.
  • Implemented full UTF8 support for PDF forms.
  • Extended available information on certificates when viewing.
  • Implemented PDF encryption and decryption with certificates.
  • Altered check for trusted certificates in Linux. Now trusted certificate is a certificate with opened key in stored in system certificates or imported during certificate check.
  • Added extract all images function to export all raster images into folder.

Improved following:

  • Improved work with stamps, added user home dir where the stamps are loaded from. Implemented loading stamps from multiple pages of PDF template.
  • Improved vector images selection.
  • Extended information on status bar.
  • Improved text selection.
  • Significantly improved text search in the document.
  • Improved algorithm of signature validation in Linux.
  • Improved work with bookmarks, multiple bookmarks selection and work with them (For example, remove a list or move it or select all bookmarks and remove).
  • Proportional image scaling when creating digital signature.
  • Now possible to set margin by four positions (top, left, right, bottom) in Page size. These values can be negative now.
  • Added Remove pages after export option.


  • Fixed issue with images export.
  • Fixed issue with images insertion to PDF. Now image size is set according to DPI.
  • Sticky note comment can’t be rotated now, as it should be according to PDF specs.
  • When copying text objects the font is not copied (if present) thus not increasing file size.
  • Fixed issues of Save Optimized As function
  • Fixed issues with export to TIFF.
  • Fixed issue with bookmark actions settings.
  • Fixed issues with export to FDF format.
  • Fixed issues with headers and footers.
  • Fixed some issues which led to crashes.
  • Fixed issues with rendering of particular files.
  • Fixed issues with reading of certificate properties.
  • Fixed numerous other issues.