PdfBoxEditor Edit, view, and inspect PDF boxes. For PDF experts and desktop users.

Edit PDF boxes with PdfBoxEditor

Mac App Store: PdfBoxEditor

The correct setting of PDF boxes is crucial for everyone working with PDF documents: When you create, distribute or process PDF files, the MediaBox and the CropBox are the fundamental regions for display and print. When you prepare PDF documents for professional printing projects, you will also take special care that the BleedBox and the TrimBox are defined correctly - and sometimes you will even need the ArtBox. If you are a PDF professional working with PDFs from numerous sources, you will have to inspect all incoming files for their boxes and many of them will need corrections or additions of misdefined boxes.

Logo Deslers Grafisk · Vissenbjerg Tryk · Tommerup Tryk
I bought your PdfBoxEditor. It’s easy and fast to use – compared to Acrobat.
Tommy Hansen, Graphic Wingman, Deslers Grafisk · Vissenbjerg Tryk · Tommerup Tryk, Denmark

PdfBoxEditor provides you a handy and powerful tool for editing, viewing and inspecting PDF boxes. Some typical tasks include:

  • Before you submit your project to a printing company, you should thoroughly check if all required boxes are present in your press-ready PDF and if they align correctly with the printer’s marks.
  • When you receive PDF files for further processing, you have to get an overview of the boxes defined by other authors. In case of missing or misaligned boxes, you will have to correct the settings and copy them to all applicable pages.
  • Before you distribute your PDF documents, reassure that no confidential data is contained outside the visible area defined by the CropBox.
  • You have got PDF documents with printer’s marks but without PDF boxes. Simply add the missing boxes - e.g. the TrimBox - and use the guides in the PDF preview to quickly and precisely align the box with the printer’s marks.
  • Your PDF document has white margins which you would like to reduce for printing or display on a mobile device. Create a CropBox around the relevant page area and copy the box settings to all other pages.

Key Features

  • PDF preview with highlighted box areas
  • guides to precisely check box alignment with printer’s marks
  • selected boxes can be copied to all, even, or odd pages
  • redefinition of boxes based on graphical adjustments or textual inputs
  • creation of missing boxes
  • tabular overview of all box settings
  • available units: cm, inch, mm, pt
  • undo functions

Interface Languages

English, German

Available on Mac App Store

PdfBoxEditor for Mac is available on the Mac App Store.

Mac App Store: PdfBoxEditor

Version History

Version 2.0.1:

  • First release of PdfBoxEditor 2.0 (Major Release)
  • NEW: Universal 2 Binary for Intel x86-64 processors and ARM64 Apple Silicon (M1 / M2 /…)
  • NEW: Switch to change display between margins and coordinates
  • NEW: Interface languages: English and German
  • Fix: Resizing of the boxes within the PDF preview

Version 1.2:

  • Compatibility with OS X 10.9

Version 1.1:

  • App icon (including dock icon) accepts drop of PDF files
  • Fix for media box origin different from (0,0)

Version 1.0:

  • Initial release


PdfBoxEditor 2.0 released

| PdfBoxEditor

PdfBoxEditor 2.0 has been released in the Mac App Store. The app allows you to edit, view, and inspect PDF boxes. New features in this release are among others: …

More ›

PdfBoxEditor released

| PdfBoxEditor

New software PdfBoxEditor allows you to edit, view, and inspect PDF boxes.

More ›


All our products work without the cloud

Learn more ›


Compare PDF: 10 insider tips how to get the best results

Our 10 insider tips are the condensate from years of work in the field PDF comparison and the feedback from renowned customers in all industries. We are happy to share this secret knowledge with you.

More ›

Related products

checks your PDF documents for differences

Learn more › Try now ›

d'accord Pro

checks your press-ready PDFs for graphical correctness

Learn more › Try now ›

d'accord Scan

checks your print products against the press-ready PDF

Learn more › Try now ›


checks barcodes directly in your press-ready PDFs

Learn more › Try now ›

Diff GT

checks circuit layouts and technical drawings for differences

Learn more › Try now ›