What’s New in the Master PDF Editor 5

Version 5.9.10
November, 9, 2022

  • Added “Edit Headers and Footers” function.
  • Status bar now shows page format.
  • Added new buttons into thumbnails list on Navigation bar.
  • Fixed the bug with pasting objects after copying them from other sources (e.g. web browsers).
  • Added new function to drag and drop open tabs to open a new window or move document to a different Master PDF Editor instance.
  • Fixed several different issues.


Version 5.9.06
October, 26, 2022

  • Added single page view mode. Normal mode is now called Continuous.
  • Improved text editing, separated objects are now automatically merged into blocks.
  • Improved OCR – updated tesseract-ocr to 5. Simplified OCR settings.
  • Added functionality to save files as PDF/A.
  • Disabled font auto-replace when editing, now it is replaced only when required.
  • Added new window for font replacing when editing text.
  • Reintroduced Win32 support.
  • Fixed issue that caused crash during document optimization.
  • Fixed issue with text encoding of some PDFs.
  • Fixed XFA render with some fonts.
  • Extended enterprise functionality.
  • Fixed crash when scanning in some Linux systems.
  • Removed transparent background in redaction settings.
  • Added check for registration code expiration when checking updates.
  • Added file locking for cases of simultaneous opening by different Master PDF Editor instances.
  • Some modifications to tool-sets.
  • Added buttons to the bookmark page of the Navigation bar.
  • Added page number to search results.
  • Added page insertion in the Navigation bar.
  • File name length in the tab header is now dynamic.
  • Improved rotation in the Object Inspector.
  • Improved detection of the background fill color for OCR.
  • Added pages deleting from the Navigation bar with the Del button on the keyboard.
  • Fixed incorrect behavior of the delete bookmarks button.
  • Fixed the popup bar behavior on text selection.
  • Fixed moving to a page containing search results.
  • Fixed the incorrect behavior of the Object Inspector.
  • Highlight tool now saves its color after selecting a different tool.
  • Added auto-save option with specified interval.
  • Added new feature to mark inserted pages with a bookmark.
  • Added option to choose even/odd pages everywhere upon page range choice.
  • Added align and move to layer buttons to Object Inspector.
  • Fixed a bug where comment’s author would be shown as author of replies to the comment.
  • Fixed a bug with the names of files when exporting pages. In some cases files weren’t created when the filenames were empty.
  • Fixed the bug with the update of page count when pages were inserted through Navigation Bar.
  • Fixed the bug with the deletion of pages through Navigation Bar when the count of columns was decreased incorrectly.
  • Added a new feature, now it’s possible to paste copied objects into a current mouse location, instead of original coordinates only.
  • Added multiple selection in Object TreeView.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.


Version 5.8.70
July, 4, 2022

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.8.63
June, 15, 2022

  • Implemented fully native UI in macOS.
  • Reworked scanning module in macOS.
  • Reworked printing module in macOS.
  • Introduced full native support of M1 and M2 CPUs in macOS.
  • Added new scanning options for all operating systems.
  • Fixed fonts loading in Windows.
  • Improved “Optimize scanned pages” option.
  • Fixed numerous issues with JavaScript.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.


Version 5.8.52
May, 5, 2022

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.8.49
April, 12, 2022

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.8.46
April, 03, 2022

  • New options for scanning: automatic page rotation, background removal, empty pages skip.
  • Added “Optimize scanned pages” option.
  • Introduced new JavaScript engine, which drastically increases performance in most cases.
  • Reworked Attachments panel: added multiple removal and a new form with buttons, fixed display of the attachment size, added drag and drop support and hotkeys.
  • Fixed issue with the create second signature.
  • Fixed issue with forms copying which caused freezes.
  • Added floating pop up panel for comments.
  • Fixed printing issue in Multiple mode.
  • Fixed issue with re saving of some files.
  • Fixed several issues which caused application crash.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.


Version 5.8.33
January , 21, 2022

  • Fixed multiple issues, which appeared only on Linux and macOS.
  • Added scanning preset functionality in Linux.
  • Added native colors support for macOS.

Version 5.8.30
January , 8, 2022

  • Added full support for editing static XFA.
  • Fixed printing issues.
  • Fixed scanning issues in Linux. Improved support of various scanners.
  • Fixed issues with resaving of some files.
  • Added document size optimization when removing pages.
  • Improved vector images and comments adding and editing.
  • Added fast dictionaries for OCR for some languages.
  • Increased performance in Linux by switching to newer compiler.
  • Released arm64 version support for Linux.
  • Other fixes and improvements.

Version 5.8.20
November , 11, 2021

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.8.18
November , 9, 2021

  • Updated Tesseract to 4.1, extended settings for OCR.
  • For virtual PDF printer: added color selection, 2400 DPI, A0 and A1 paper sizes.
  • Added “Replace image” function.
  • Fixed image editing function, now the image is saved with the dialogue.
  • Implemented search by all kinds of comments.
  • Fixed display of some raster JBIG2 images.
  • Fixed some issues with XFA.
  • Extended JavaScript API support.
  • Fixed other minor issues.


  • Version 5.8.06
    September , 29th, 2021
  • Improved work with scanners on Linux, added page size selection fixed issues with some kinds of scanners.
  • Modified certificates validation behavior. Now default verification is weak, it allows to create a new signature field in the signed file and sign it without invalidation of the old field. Strong verification can be enabled in sittings.
  • Fixed optimization for HiDPI screens for 150% scaling. 200% scaling was implemented earlier.
  • Implemented “Take snapshot” function for XFA documents.
  • Added tab order modification. Forms -> Edit Tab Order.
  • Fixed issue with text anti-aliasing on some systems.
  • Added file saving with specific PDF version.
  • Fixed issue with incorrect text display in some documents.
  • Fixed multiple other bugs and issues.

Version 5.7.90
August , 2nd, 2021

  • Added quick creation for 19 different comments. (Comments -> Label). If the application was already installed before update, toolbar button for must be manually added from Toolbar settings.
  • Added scrolling when moving page with mouse on Pages tab in Navigation bar.
  • Enlarged menu on “Pages” tab, added export for selected pages.
  • Reworked Take a Snapshot function. Now the image is created with 300 DPI minimum, the DPI information is also written into created image.
  • When pasting an image from the clipboard, DPI of the image is accounted for.
  • Fixed issue with floating menu with quick actions for text.
  • Added possibility to merge files (PDF, XPS, TIF, JPEG, PNG) from Windows explorer. Right click selected button and choose “Combine in Master PDF Editor” item. It is now also possible to merge files from Linux command line.
  • Fixed display of some PDF files in Facing pages mode.
  • Added progress bar when exporting to image, it is now possible to cancel export.
  • Fixed several critical issues with display of some PDF files.
  • Fixed several critical issues with saving of some PDF files.
  • Fixed other critical issues, which caused the application crash.
  • Fixed other minor issues.

Version 5.7.60
May, 6th, 2021

  • Improved work with digital signatures.
  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.7.53
April, 6th, 2021

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.7.40
March, 16th, 2021

  • Fixed several different issues.
  • Updated localization.

Version 5.7.31
March, 11th, 2021

  • Fixed several different issues with Printing, Digital Signatures, Text Editing and more.

Version 5.7.20
January, 31th, 2021

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.7.10
January, 24th, 2021

  • Fixed several different issues.

Version 5.7.08
January, 19th, 2021

  • Fixed issue with possible file corruption upon file resaving when applying digital signature.
  • Added certificates properties viewing for invalid signatures.
  • Fixed issues with loading of some pictures.
  • Fixed issue with certificate opening from Certificate manager for Linux.

Version 5.7.00
January, 16th, 2021

  • Remediated all known Shadow attack vulnerabilities with PDF Signatures.
  • Added possibility to sign PDF with multiple digital signatures.
  • Added work with signatures belonging to the whole document, not a page.
  • Added possibility to disable recent files history.
  • Added other minor features and improvements.
  • Fixed issue with application crash on signing document.
  • Fixed issue with printing file with pages in different orientation.
  • Fixed issue with Typewriter.
  • Fixed issue with endless recursion when saving a file.
  • Fixed issue with arrow properties modification.
  • Fixed issue with color for lines and arrows.
  • Fixed several issues for pop up panel.
  • Fixed other minor issues.


Version 5.6.80
November, 24th, 2020

  • Added Clear Signature function.
  • Added floating panel with quick actions on text selection.
  • Added options for icon size on main toolbar.
  • Fixed issue with toolbars disappearance on some Linux distros.
  • Fixed issue with existing files being overwritten on export.
  • Fixed several issues with comments.
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect saving of Duplex printing mode.
  • Fixed other small issues.


Version 5.6.49
September, 15th, 2020

  • Improved certificates validation in PDF files, several kinds of fake certificates are now displayed as damaged.
  • Fixed issue with opening of some TIFF files.
  • Fixed issue with selection of odd or even pages for printing.
  • Added real printer names display for macOS.
  • Added “Show All Comments with text” function.
  • Added pop up delay option for comments tool tip.
  • Added possibility to choose multiple files in Open File dialog at once.
  • Fixed other minor issues.


Version 5.6.42
August, 19th, 2020

  • Changed default icon sets.
  • Updated localization.
  • Added conflict check in keyboard shortcuts settings.
  • Fixed issue with default keyboard settings reset.
  • Fixed issue with signature check in macOS.
  • Added functionality to set custom page size for printing.
  • Fixed issues with color choosing for text.
  • Fixed issue when printing multiple copies of the document.
  • Fixed other issues.

Version 5.6.29
July, 27th, 2020

  • Added 100% complete translation to more than 10 languages.
  • Fixed some issues with toolbars, added options for quick set up.
  • Added icons display when customizing toolbars.
  • Fixed issue which caused crash upon resaving some PDF files.
  • Added customizable paper size for printing.
  • Extended DPI list for printing.
  • Fixed issue with saving the state of two-sided (duplex) printing.
  • Fixed issue with fonts display in some PDF files.
  • Fixed issue with command line in Linux.

Version 5.6.18
July, 9th, 2020

  • Fixed command line issues.
  • Fixed issues with characters encoding for some PDF files in Linux.
  • Fixed Auto orientation for Size printing mode.
  • Fixed stamp issues in macOS.
  • Fixed initials issues in macOS.
  • Fixed an issue with Facing Pages.


Version 5.6.09
July, 5th, 2020

  • Added Recent files to the main page and main menu.
  • Added Poster and Multipage printing modes.
  • Added customizable Toolbar settings.
  • The program is fully optimized for the latest Linux distributions.
  • Fixed issue with incorrect Initial View.
  • Fixed issue with documents being opened on the wrong page.
  • Fixed issue with ClosePage event.
  • Added SubmitForm event message.
  • Improved file saving speed.
  • Fixed area calculation issues.
  • Fixed issues with File Open dialog (focus loss in Linux).
  • Fixed file saving issue.
  • Fixed issues with incorrect display of some PDF documents.
  • Fixed bug which initiated infinite recursion when processing color in some documents.
  • Fixed issue with watermarks creating from files.
  • Fixed issue which crashed the application when printing.
  • Improved JavaScript support.
  • Fixed OpenSSL issues in some operating systems.
  • Fixed numerous issues with printing.
  • Other minor bugs fixed.

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.