7-PDF Maker

7-PDF Maker


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 5 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.4.1
File Size:
53.06MB
Date Added:
February 19, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
20,378
Downloads Last Week:
55
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

It used to be that creating PDFs required a big, expensive program like Adobe Acrobat. Nowadays, PDF creators are a dime a dozen, and they range from the bare bones to the feature-packed. 7-PDF Maker is a simple program that makes quick work of PDF creation, but we can't say that anything about it really sets it apart from the crowd.

The program's interface is quite plain, just a big gray box with tabs for settings and security. Most file conversion programs follow a certain series of steps; typically you choose the file you want to convert, adjust the settings, and then convert the file. 7-PDF Maker is just a little bit trickier; although the file selection dialog is at the top of the interface, this should actually be your last step, as selecting a file to convert automatically starts the conversion process. It is true that the button reads "Select and Convert," and those who are paying attention shouldn't have too much trouble with this, but it's still a little unintuitive. Otherwise, though, 7-PDF Maker is quite easy to use. You can choose a range of pages to convert from a larger document, set compression levels, encrypt files, and create PDF/A-1 files, which are suitable for long-term storage. The program's online Help file is quite thorough, and despite its sometimes imperfect English, it provides easy-to-understand instructions for all the program's features. Overall, 7-PDF maker isn't the fanciest PDF software we've ever used, but it works just fine. Its PDF/A-1 capabilities are perhaps its most interesting feature, making the program a good choice for those who are interested in creating archival-quality PDFs.

7-PDF Maker installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program.

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  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 3 stars

    "It Changes Your Browser"

    June 30, 2013   |   By mt100

    Version: 7-PDF Maker 1.4.1

    Pros

    It does a GREAT job and it's FREE!

    Cons

    It loads a maddening AD-bot thing into your computer that changes your browser. And it is very hard to get rid of later.

    Summary

    The downside is you get an add-on that does NOT remove when you uninstall the 7-PDF. It is "Selection Links". And if you find the file for 'selection links' and manually delete it your browser still has a 'selection links' spy-ware tool on your brower. I have Firefox. To get rid of selection links I had to revert to a scrubbed (new) Firefox browser and I lost a lot of custom settings I had.
    For me, it was worthwhile as I cannot buy a PDF converter.
    Be aware 'uninstall' does not uninstall Selection Links ad-bot on your PC. You have to fool around a lot to rid your system of this annoying feature. Unless you LIKE ads.

    Updated on Jul 6, 2013

    It sends the most godawful invasive mal-ware into your browser and it is very hard to get rid of. Mayware Bytes can't do it. Mayware bytes rootkit can't and SuperAnti-Spyware can't affect it. Your searchbar becomes an ad-bot and your address bar becomes a spam delivery system!
    But it did make the PDF.
    Maybe change your computer to an earlier setting after using it.

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