PDF Architect 8.0

Free Manage PDF documents and share them
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Create PDF files, edit them and secure them with passwords, e-signatures or permission levels. Convert PDF documents into TXT, HTML or files compatible with Word and Excel without altering their layout.

With a functionality as extensive as the one you find in other professional PDF creation and editing tools (Adobe Acrobat included) but with a more affordable price tag, PDF Architect allows you to create, edit, view, convert, review, and secure and sign PDF files in an intuitive and nice-to-look-at working space. Its modular design will let you build the version of PDF Architect that better fits your needs and your budget.

Modularity can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you will only pay for those functions that you really need, if your PDF requirements happen to be that precise and well delimited. On the other hand, you will be asked to pay a comparatively high price for each module you want to add to your app. If your requirements are not specific enough, chances are that you end up buying the full package on a module-by-module basis for the price of two. To complicate things, pdfforge hasn’t made available a true trial version to help indecisive users to find out what they really want from PDF Architect. Thus, the free version provided gives you access to the View module, where you can barely open and read your PDF documents, as well as rotate, delete, merge, and move selected pages. more

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  • Secures and signs PDF files
  • PDF forms support
  • Bates numbering
  • Batch conversion
  • Connects with cloud services


  • Most modules cannot be tested in the trial version

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AVG detected malware on the download file! Shok

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Dear John V Denley!
Thank you for the report, our in-built antivirus check also detected that the program includes suspicious elements. You can find the antivirus report on the Download page.

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This software does everything that more expensive programs do. Very pleased.

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Not bad. It's free. Does basic stuff. You want snazzy features, go pay for some software.

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