Free PDF Creator

Free PDF Creator

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 39 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    174,764
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 27, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Free PDF Creator from GIRDAC InfoTechnologies is a free application that can create PDF documents from hundreds of Windows applications without requiring any Adobe software. It can create a PDF document from the Print properties of any printable file. It can handle multiple users on one system and save each user's settings for regular operation, and it displays a Conversion Report when it's done.

Free PDF Creator is essentially a printer driver that lets you save or print documents in the PDF format from the Print properties dialog of any file. However, it also has a setup interface, a compact box that lets you select a destination for finished files and access the PDF-based Help file. We selected a target folder and closed the dialog. We then opened a saved text file, selected Print from the file menu, and clicked on the Easy PDF Creator printer icon. A Save As dialog appeared with the file name blank and PDF filled in as file type. Clicking Print Preferences called up a dialog with a Document tab that let us enter information about our PDF. After entering everything we needed, we saved the file and then opened it in Adobe Reader. The file was perfectly legible with all appropriate information. You can also initiate Easy PDF Creator from its setup dialog when you change file paths by clicking Create PDF. If the file path is valid, the program will create the PDF there. But we like the efficiency of accessing Easy PDF Creator from the Print properties since it makes it so easy to choose to save or print a document using very similar and familiar commands.

PDFs are everywhere these days, and many people use them for business and pleasure. Big-box PDF programs do a lot, but they cost a lot, too. Easy PDF Creator does just a few simple things, but it does them well, quickly, and for free.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"suits best to my needs"

October 08, 2010  |  By martha-timberlake

 |  Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

Pros

fast installation
easy to work with
best for pdf creations from ms word

Cons

doesn`t have more advanced options

Summary

small, easy, simple and fast
no pops, no surveys, completely free of ads.
this onet has all what best software should have.
pdf creation from ms word is ery handy and accurate.

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3 stars

"a good pdf creator"

September 19, 2010  |  By Spongesnow

 |  Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

Pros

install in a short time

Cons

can not find my created pdf files

Summary

Where is my pdf file? I can not find it. I want to introduce this OX PDF Creator for you, it can select output folder easily and very economical.

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1 stars

"Couldn't find saved file!!!!"

September 17, 2010  |  By Helen Hall

 |  Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

Pros

Fast to download. That's the only pro I can think of.

Cons

Saved to Desktop (ignore the first warning that the location doesn't exist, it eventually appears) but couldn't find it. Same thing happened when I saved to parent folder My Docs - my folders don't even show there so couldn't choose!!

Summary

Won't waste my time here any more, have to find a pdf converter that's compatible with graphics too. 'Cutepdf' was another that didn't recognise all my graphics and the program being reviewed here is about the 4th I've tried but has its own issues as above. So I can't even say what the pdf is like because I can't view it - it's lost on my hard drive somewhere!!!

Guess that's what you get for expecting free programs to work!!

Updated on Sep 17, 2010

I've just read one of the reviews that says the files are too big to email - then what's the point????!!!! I would say that the main reason most people produce pdfs is to email them, not to put on websites or just save on file.

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5 stars

"Simple, Easy, Well-documented"

September 16, 2010  |  By ksena-hutchinson

 |  Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

Pros

I found it easy to install and use for pdf creation.
I found the documentation is easy to understand.
I like its simplicity.

Cons

I found nothing

Summary

There are no popups, surveys while installing and uninstalling.
It is same as full version software.
I recommend for its verstality combined with simplicity.
I expect more features in the next version.

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3 stars

"Seems to work OK"

August 13, 2010  |  By Hagar16

 |  Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Creates large file-anything from around 3mb to 12mb for an A4 size document

Summary

Excellent value, works well, but creates large files which are not suitable for emailing

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5 stars

"EASY TO USE"

August 11, 2010  |  By tangelico

 |  Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

Pros

Simpl;e staight forward

Cons

Would like to see a scanning feature for creating a pdf from paper document.

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5 stars

"Amazingly fast"

August 04, 2010  |  By wyclef_jean

 |  Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

Pros

This is worked perfectly with all my Word documents.
It is faster than Adobe Acrobat Professional.
This saves me lot of time.

Cons

Doesn't have advanced features like Adobe Acrobat Professional

Summary

This is absolutely free, no popups, no surveys, no ads.
A great timer saver.
No limitations at all.

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3 stars

"Works well with small documents, However..."

August 03, 2010  |  By halfbreed52

 |  Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

Pros

Works fine with small documents under 3 pages, makes Word Pad Documents look proffesional. Has adequate features for the sometime user. Once downloaded, instructions are easy and completely user friendly.

Cons

When going beyond a 3 page doc. Page allignment becomes unstable even though it reads the first 3 pages fine, the 4th page and beyond are all out of whack. This has to be manually adjusted by user! For someone submitting 10 pgs. at a time not good.

Summary

Product does not work properly with multi-page documents. If there is a fix for this or if I have done something incorrectly, I would appreciate a response to.. earl.l@sympatico.ca
If you can resolve this issue, I will give it my full endorsement.

Thank You

Earl Larocque

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5 stars

"Faster than a speeding bullet!"

August 03, 2010  |  By JOHN HOLLADAY

 |  Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

Pros

easy to install and easy to use.

Cons

You have to be very careful to watch where your files are going, otherwise they can be in limbo,

Summary

I do many PDF's each day, so saving time is important to me. The only problem I have had is inability to print PDF's to desktop.

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5 stars

"Fast and Perfect"

July 24, 2010  |  By LauraKerningston

 |  Version: Free PDF Creator 1.0.1.1

Pros

Very simple installation
Easy to use
Clear Help file
Some PDF are createdin less than a second

Cons

No advanced options

Summary

Free and Fast PDF Creator
No limitations in creating PDF
Go and Grab it

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher GIRDAC InfoTechnologies
Publisher web site http://www.girdac.com
Release Date July 17, 2010
Date Added July 27, 2010
Version 1.0.1.1
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.48MB
File Name Free-PDF-Creator-Setup.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 174,764
Downloads Last Week 3,346
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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