What’s your favourite PDF editor on Linux? Mine is PDFedit. However, this is one category where more tools are always welcome and hence our new find – Master PDF Editor. The toll is written in Qt. Though not open source, the Linux version of the editor is free for non-commercial use and fully functional. Obviously we didn’t like the non-commercial restriction but that’s as far as you go with this utility.
- Create new PDF and XPS files or edit existing ones
- Add and/or edit bookmarks in PDF files
- Fast and simple PDF forms fill out
- Change font attributes (size, family, color etc)
- Encrypt and/or protect PDF files using 128 bit encryption
- Convert XPS files into PDF
- Add PDF controls (like buttons, checkboxes, lists, etc.) to PDFs
- Import/export PDF pages into common graphical formats including BMP, JPG, PNG, and TIFF
- Signing PDF documents with digital signature, signatures creation and validation
- Free for non-commercial use on Linux
The package links are available in the homepage (linked below). Both 32 and 64-bit versions are available. Download and install the latest version for your architecture. For example, on Ubuntu x86_64, the commands should be:
$ wget http://code-industry.net/public/master-pdf-editor_$version_amd64.deb $ sudo dpkg -i http://code-industry.net/public/master-pdf-editor_$version_amd64.deb
Replace $version with the current version number.
Webpage: Master PDF Editor